Iceland Poppy Seeds (Papaver Rhoeas) Annual wildflowes, USDA Zones: 3 - 9
These large, silky, showy poppies are superb for cutting. Sear the cut end with a flame before placing in water. When to plant: In warm climates plant Iceland poppies in the fall for bloom the following spring. When the summer heat arrives they will die-out. In cooler climates they can be sown in spring and will bloom the first year - and will live for a couple of seasons flowering in spring and early summer. Winter hardy to zone 2.
How to Plant ICELAND POPPY Seeds
Sow seeds in 2 inch pots or cell packs, press into soil but do not cover. Needs light to germinate. Kept at 65Â° F., germination is in 10-20 days. Transplant into the garden 8-12 inches apart.
Poppy Seeds - Iceland
Iceland Poppy (Papaver Nudicaule) - Iceland Poppy wildflowers are a wonderful source of exceptionally beautiful colors. The Poppy flowers nearly glisten in the sun, and their petals look like crinkled silk. Easy-to-grow from Iceland Poppy seeds, these blooms come in an array of colors. Measuring 4 - 5 inches across, these single Poppy blooms open in shades of white, yellow, orange, pink, rose, and red as well as bi-colors! Iceland Poppies put on a fabulous wildflower garden show, and they are among the best for cutting, due to their durable stems and erect flower position.
Iceland Poppies are used extensively in the southeast by sowing the wildflower seeds in the fall to create a lavish spring display, but the plants are unable to live through the hot summer that follows. In cooler climates, Iceland Poppy plants perform like a perennial for 2 - 3 years. Iceland Poppies prefer full sun and a fertile, well-drained soil. Early flowers during cool weather will be the largest.
Approximate Iceland poppy wildflower seeds per pound: 2,780,000
USDA Zones: 3 - 9
Height: 12 - 24 inches
Bloom Season: Summer
Bloom Color: Mix
Environment: Full sun
Soil Type: Loose, well-drained, pH 6.6 - 7.8
Deer Resistant: Yes
Temperature: 55 - 60F
Average Germ Time: 21 - 28 days
Light Required: Yes
Depth: Do not cover the seed but press into the soil
Sowing Rate: 1/3 ounce per 1,000 square feet or 1 pound per acre
Moisture: Keep seeds moist until germination
Plant Spacing: 12 - 18 inches
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