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Florist's Poppy Seeds

(P) Pkt of 200 seeds
Item #01753-PK-P1
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Add unusual texture, shape, and style to all your arrangements

The everlasting that really earns its name, Florist's Poppy lasts for many years in dried arrangements of all types. These large, purplish-gray seedpods are simply fascinating, both in color and shape, and add great contrast to any fresh or dried floral arrangement with their stick-like brown stems and round, tufted tops.

Easy to grow in full sun, Florist's Poppy can be sown direct in early spring. The plant reaches 3 to 4 feet tall, sporting lovely soft-lavender blooms in late spring. The seedpods arise in clusters, with a large central pod surrounded by several smaller ones—hence, the common name "Hens and Chickens."

To dry Florist's Poppy, simply cut the stem at the desired height, remove any foliage, and hang it upside-down in a well-ventilated, dry location.


Skip Product Specs
Genus Papaver
Species somniferum
Item Form (P) Pkt of 200 seeds
Bloom Start to End Late Spring
Habit Upright
Seeds Per Pack 200
Plant Height 3 ft - 4 ft
Plant Width 18 in - 24 in
Bloom Size 4 in
Additional Characteristics Bloom First Year, Butterfly Lovers, Direct Sow, Easy Care Plants, Edible, Flower, Heirloom
Bloom Color Light Lavender
Foliage Color Medium Green
Light Requirements Full Sun
Moisture Requirements Dry, Moist,  well-drained
Resistance Disease Resistant, Drought Tolerant, Heat Tolerant, Pest Resistant
Soil Tolerance Normal,  loamy, Sandy
Uses Beds, Cut Flowers, Everlastings, Outdoor

Product Review Summary

Based on 2 reviews
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars
Overall Rating: 5.0/5.0

Customer Reviews

May 12, 2018

Big, BIG plant & thriving

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

I started these indoors, but Poppies do not transplant well, so use Starter Peat Pots or plant them directly, but rake and sift the soil & keep it moist til they sprout. They will grow really slowly at first then all of a sudden shoot up and out! Wow- one day I had a spindly plant, next thing I had a "shrub" almost five feet high and two ft wide, with eight flower buds. Right now I'm awaiting for the buds to open, I can't wait to see what they look like! Thank you, Park Seeds the only poppy seeds I've bought that grew. I am in Arizona and the weather is terrible here, but this plant is doing great.

Arizona Grower from AZ
August 16, 2015

Hens and Chicks Poppy

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

Started these indoors in peat pots and transplanted outside (in peat pots). These took quite some time but all of a sudden bolted to 3 feet and had BEAUTIFUL blooms. Time from seed to flower is about 120 days. Multicolor blooms from dark red to a medium purple. Needs very little tending and really added wow to my backyard.

Don H. from NC

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