Elka White Heirloom Poppy
- From the Collection for 2022
- Delicate white or light-pink petals with purple patches at the base
- Grows up to 4 feet tall
- Seeds can be ground and used like a nut butter
- 90 days to flowering
(Papaver somniferum) The delicate flowers of this breadseed poppy have white or light-pink petals with purple patches at their base. Originating from Chrenovec, Slovakia, this variety bears large capsules containing white seeds that make an excellent paste/meal when ground like a nut butter. Plants grow up to 4' tall and don’t self-seed. 90 days to flowering. All plant parts except the seeds are toxic. Organic.
Learn to Grow Elka White Heirloom Poppy
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.