Poppy - Key Growing Information
DAYS TO GERMINATION: 14-21 days at 60-75°F (16-24°C).
SOWING: Direct seed (recommended): As soon as soil can be worked. Plant seeds 1/4" deep, as they require darkness to germinate. Thin when first true leaves appear.
LIGHT PREFERENCE: Sun.
SOIL REQUIREMENTS: Any moist, well-drained soil.
PLANT HEIGHT: 12-24".
PLANT SPACING: 6-8".
HARDINESS ZONES: Annual.
HARVEST: Fresh: When buds are swollen and showing color. Sear stem ends. Cut flowers last 2-4 days.
USES: Naturalizing. Mass plantings, beds, and borders. Short-lived cut flower.
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Papaver rhoeas