DAYS TO GERMINATION: 7-12 days at 65-75°F (18-24°C)
SOWING: Transplant - Sow into 128-cell flats 6-8 weeks before planting outdoors or into a covered structure. Cover seeds very lightly. Bottom water or mist to avoid displacing seeds and soil. Harden-off and transplant outdoors after danger of frost has passed, or transplant directly into a covered structure. Direct seed - Sow in early spring when soil is cool and a light frost is still possible, or late autumn. Surface-sow and keep soil evenly moist until seedlings emerge. Pinching plants is not necessary nor beneficial. Iceland poppies perform best in cooler conditions – below 70°F. Bloom production and quality declines as temperatures rise.
LIGHT PREFERENCE: Sun/Part Shade.
PLANT HEIGHT: 15-20".
PLANT SPACING: 6-8".
HARDINESS ZONES: Zones 4-9.
VASE LIFE: 5-7 days.
HARVEST: As the buds just begin to open and show a bit of color but before they fully expand. Place in clear water.
SOIL REQUIREMENTS: Moist, well-drained soil.
USES: Cut flower. Beds, borders, mass plantings and containers.
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Days To Maturity
Average number of days from seeding date to harvest, within a specific crop group. If a transplanted crop: average number of days from transplant date. Not sure if crop is direct-seeded or transplanted? Check the Growing Information box for details. If crop can be both direct-seeded or transplanted, days to maturity refers to direct seeding. Days to maturity for all flowers and herbs is calculated from seeding date.
85 - 100 Days
Plants can be Annuals (single growing season), Perennials (grow year after year), Tender Perennials (grow year after year in warmer climates; and in some cases when given special protection in colder climates), or Biennials (require two years to mature).
Hybrid: The offspring of a cross between two or more distinct parent lines, usually of same species, and selected for improved traits. Open-pollinated: A non-hybrid variety that can reproduce itself in kind, demonstrating relatively stable traits from one generation to the next.
Use for Cut Flowers and Bouquets
Variety good for fresh cut-flower displays.
Attracts Beneficial Insects
Variety attracts and supports pollinators and/or insects that prey on garden pests.