Poppy Seeds - Iceland Mix - Heirloom Untreated NON-GMO From Canada

Poppy Seeds - Iceland Mix

(Papaver nudicaule) Perennial. Hardy to zone 3. This fabulous, mixed poppy blend is great for Northern Gardens! Hardy, self-seeding plants offer large multi-coloured blooms, which are short live, but spectacular! A flower friend you'll look forward to seeing year after year. Iceland Poppy is a meadow plant, native to sub-arctic Europe and Asia.

Growth Habit: Upright growth, branching stems with feathery leaves and 3-4” flowers. Self seeding. 

Sun Requirements: Full sun 

Soil Preference: Average, moist, well-drained soil

When to Plant: Direct seed in Spring when soil can be worked 

How to Plant:  Direct sow seeds 1/4" deep. Keep the seedbed moist. Seeds should germinate in 21-28 days. Thin to 6” apart when true leaves appear. 

When to Harvest: Harvest fresh flowers in early Summer and seed heads in late Summer.

How to Harvest:  For fresh arrangements, harvest when buds are swollen and showing colour. Sear end of stems with a flame. Cut flowers last 2-4 days. Gather the dried seed heads in late summer for decorative dried flower arrangements. Harvest the seeds for culinary uses. 

Uses: Poppy is a beautiful, though short-lived, cut flower. Seed heads are also beautiful in dried arrangements. Poppy seeds are edible, high in calcium and have many culinary uses.

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