Large violet ethereal blooms on 3-4’ plants. Giant seed heads add intrigue to bouquets and are jam-packed with light blue poppy seeds for baking and salad dressing. Poppy seeds are rich in fiber, calcium and iron and have a light, nutty flavor. Plant in late fall or early spring and in full sun.
For tips on when to plant flower seed, check out our NW Flower Planting Calendar!
Days to Maturity: 90
Latin name: Papaver somniferum
Life cycle: Annual
Direct seed after last frost or start indoors 2-3 weeks beforehand. Planting Depth: 1/4.” Thin to 6″ when first true leaves appear. Row Spacing: 12-14″
All of our seed is Non-GMO and Certified Organic by Washington State Department of Agriculture. We grow the majority of our varieties here at Deep Harvest Farm on Whidbey Island while we purchase the rest from other small, organic Northwest seed growers. Finally, all of our offerings are open-pollinated (OP) so that you too can save and share seed from these plants!