Seed Savers Exchange Flower, Gatterman Heirloom Poppy

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SKU: 0404A
Regular price $3.65

Seed Savers Exchange

Flower, Gatterman Heirloom Poppy

Papaver somniferum

  • From the Collection for 2022
  • Organic
  • Dark pink "chrysanthemum"-type flowers
  • Grows 2 to 2.5 feet tall
  • Blooms early- to mid-season
  • Packet of 200 Seeds

(Papaver somniferum) Stunning...striking...splendid—superlatives abound when describing these dark-pink “chrysanthemum”-type flowers. Plants reach 2.5' tall, mature early- to mid-season, and readily self-seed. Brought to the United States from Germany by the Gatterman family in the 1800s, these poppies can stand alone or blend seamlessly into a vibrant mixed border. 80 days to bloom. All plant parts except the seeds are toxic. Organic.

Learn To Grow It

Direct seeding is preferable, as poppies do not like to have their roots disturbed. Sow seeds outdoors in the early spring when the soil is still cool and light frost is possible. Can also be sown in the fall just before the ground freezes. Plants will tolerate poor soil.