Poppy, Red – seed packet – $2.99

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Poppy, Red – seed packet

(Papaver somniferum) Annual in the Poppy Family, native to Asia. Astoundingly beautiful red blossoms, with nodding buds and upright pods. A Daggawalla favorite. Seeds used in baking, such as muffins, bread, etc. Caution: all parts of the plant contain alkaloids that can trigger in a positive reading on a drug-test for opiate use. Drought-tolerant.

Planting suggestions: Ordinary garden soil sufficient. Full sun. Either direct-sow into beds from late Fall through early Winter, or cold-stratify for Spring sowing. Seeds require cold conditions to germinate. To cold-stratify seeds, mix some with moist potting soil, put in a plastic bag and keep in the freezer for at least two weeks. Then spread the soil in your garden bed. Depending on the variety, germination can be close to zero without cold conditions.

Contains at least 100 seeds. Packed for 2016.