Papaver Somniferum ' The Giant' Seeds - Huge, Decorative seedpots Search
Poppies have been an old-fashioned garden planting favorite. The Papaver somniferum plant produces many large pods each filled with seed. The seeds are an indispensible part of the world's culinary traditions, and the dried poppy pods an important part of flower arranging. We do NOT offer opium poppy seeds for sowing purposes. Purchasing signifies that you agree not to plant. height - 60 -90 cm
Barely cover the papaver somniferum seeds, and sow sparsely so you will have less to thin. The papaver somniferum seeds will germinate in 10-21 days and do best when the soil temperature is coolish, 60-65 degrees F (or air temperature of 55 degrees F). They will not grow if it is too warm. I have gotten the papaver somniferum seeds to germinate at 80 degrees F., although they obviously don't like it. What works better if it's warm is to plant them in peat pellets as usual and then put them in the refrigerator for a week. They will not germinate in there, but when you take them out, they will germinate en masse. This is a great way to get them around germinating in warm weather.