Pizzicato Mix (Poppy)
Latin Name: Papaver orientale
Item #: 1210B
Suitable for Small Pots
POPPY (Nudicaule & Oriental) Perennial
CULTURE: Average germ. 85%.
GREENHOUSE: Seed requires darkness and minimum 75°F/24°C soil temp. for proper germination. Since seedlings are hard to transplant, sow in peat pots and place them in a flat. Cover seed flat with black plastic or heavy paper. Seed germinates in about 10 days at 60 - 80%. Grow seedlings at 85°F/29°C days and 60°F/l6°C - nights. Do not use cold water on seedlings. Cut all poppies in bud, dip stems in boiling water for a few seconds to promote full bloom.
DIRECT SOWING: Sow seed in July in warm soil. Do not try to transplant seedlings. Plants are quite hardy and bloom in early June the next spring.