Poppy - Blue Breadseed
This poppy is breathtaking massed throughout the garden. Lavender flowers have a deep purple throat and are followed by ornamental seed pods filled with slate blue, edible poppy seeds. An annual that self seeds readily, this poppy is best direct seeded in early spring while daytime temperatures are still cool. Can also be sown in fall to freeze/thaw throughout winter and germinate in spring.
Days to maturity: 80-90 days
Bloom type: Annual
Direct seed poppies in late fall or early spring. Sprinkle seed lightly on the soil surface and cover with .6 cm of soil as they require darkness to germinate. Firm soil. Poppies do not transplant well so indoor seeding is not recommended. Thin to 15 cm apart when first true leaves appear to give plants room to develop. Allow seed pods to dry on the plant then cut and place upside down in a paper bag to collect the seeds. Dry seeds and store in a glass jar.