Gatterman Heirloom Poppy
- From the Collection for 2022
- Dark pink "chrysanthemum"-type flowers
- Grows 2 to 2.5 feet tall
- Blooms early- to mid-season
(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 Gatterman 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.