Bread seed poppy has crepe-like petals that add a magical touch to the late spring garden. The seeds are a baker's delight in breads, cakes, muffins, and bagels. You can also use the large seedpods for dried floral arrangements and crafts. Bees love this easy-to-grow, self-sowing annual.
• Botanical Name: Papaver somniferum
• Family: Papaveraceae
• Native: Africa, Eurasia
• Hardiness: Annual
• Plant Dimensions: 24"–36" tall, 8"–10" wide
• Variety Information: 2" lavender flowers. Pods contain periwinkle blue seeds at maturity.
• Exposure: Full sun
• Bloom Period: Spring
• Attributes: Attracts Pollinators, Cut Flower, Deer Resistant, Drought Tolerant
• When to Sow Outside: RECOMMENDED. 4 to 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.
• When to Start Inside: Not recommended; roots sensitive to disturbance.
• Days to Emerge: 10–15 days
• Seed Depth: Scatter and rake in lightly
• Thinning: When 2" tall, thin to 1 every 8"–10"