Chima Family Heirloom Poppy

SKU: 0133A
$2.99 to $12.50

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  • Organic
  • Stunning double dark pink to red blooms
  • Grows 2 to 2.5 feet tall
  • Blooms late June - July
$2.99 to $12.50

Chima - Sold Out

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(Papaver somniferum) The stunning double flowers of this breadseed poppy are coral-pink and reach 2-2 ½" tall. Valeria Dukelow donated this gorgeous poppy to Seed Savers Exchange in 2012 and has grown it in her Pittsburgh garden since the 1960s, when she obtained the seeds from her Romanian-born mother. All plant parts except the seeds are toxic.

Direct Seed: 1/4" Deep

Germination: 10-15 Days

Thin: 8-10" Apart

Light: Full Sun

Instructions - 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.