Mix these tall, beautiful poppies with other spring and fall-blooming flowers, and watch your garden come alive with pollinators! One of the hardiest poppies, foliage dies back in the summer heat, then reappears in the fall. Colors include white, orange, pink, and salmon, with black centers. Perennial in USDA zones 3-7. Plants grow up to 24″-48″ tall, 12″-36″ wide, and produce flowers that bloom from late spring to early summer. Attracts pollinators and is deer resistant. Botanical Interests’® Oriental Blend Oriental Poppy Seeds have been verified by The Non-GMO Project.
Outdoors: Sow 4-6 weeks before your average last frost date, as soon as soil can be worked, or early to mid-fall for bloom the following spring. In mild climates, only fall sowing is recommended.
Indoors: Not recommended. Sow in biodegradable pots for transplanting; roots sensitive to disturbance. Sow 6-8 weeks before your average last frost date.
What is an heirloom seed?
An heirloom variety is one that has been passed down from generation to generation. Generally, the variety must have been around for at least 50 years. They are open-pollinated, which means they have been exposed to natural pollination methods like insects or winds. They aren’t hybrids or genetically modified.