Flower, Hungarian Blue Breadseed Poppy
- Self-seeding annual plants grow to 2-3 feet tall
- Deep blue-purple blossoms
- Edible seeds for baking
(Papaver somniferum) Amazing dual-purpose flower with striking deep blue color and a useful afterlife. At the end of the season just crush the dried seed pods and you will have a plentiful harvest of poppy seeds to be used for baking or re-planting. All plant parts except the seeds are toxic. Prolific self-seeding annual, 2-3' tall.
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.