Characterized by its unique pod, this variety of Poppy Flower Seed will not disappoint in your garden! The Hens and Chicks Poppy somniferum feature a single large seed head with clustered smaller heads around its base, as you may see a mother hen with her chicks.
The somniferum poppy is prized for the amount of seed produced by individual pods, suitable for baking and making oils.
However, this Poppy's culinary uses are overshadowed by the spectacular blooms it produces! The bloom itself flaunts large, paper-thin lilac petals with dark purple center spots that will glow with color in sunlight
Season: Annual Temperature: 65F Average Germ Time: 14 - 21 days Light Required: YES Depth: 1/16 inch deep Sowing Rate: 4 seeds per plant Moisture: Keep seeds moist not wet until germination Plant Spacing: 18 inches USDA Zones: 3 - 8 Height: 32 - 40 inches Bloom Season: Early summer Bloom Color: Dark Burgandy Environment: Full sun Soil Type: Well drained soil, pH 6.1 - 7.8