Oriental Poppy Seeds – Orange-Scarlet
Botanical Name: Papaver orientale
Life Cycle: Perennial
Light Requirement: Full Sun, Partial
Planting Season: Spring
Plant Height: Up to 35 inches
Plant Spacing: 6-8 inches
Planting Depth: 1/16 inch
Sowing Method: Start Indoors, Direct
Cold Stratification: Yes
Hardiness zones: 3, 4, 5, 6,
7, 8, 9
PLANT POPPY SEEDS
do best if planted directly outdoors in their intended location rather than
transplanting them. However, if necessary, they can be started in biodegradable
peat pots indoors before the last spring frost. The entire peat pot can then be
planted outdoors once the poppy seedlings are established.
growing zones 3 – 7, the Red Corn Poppy, Shirley Poppy – Mixed Colors and the
Shirley Poppy – Mixed Double seeds can be planted in late autumn or early
spring when a light frost is still possible.
zones 8 – 10, these poppy seeds should be sown in late autumn or winter.
WHERE TO PLANT
only need soil that is ordinary and moist, but well drained. They also do well
in full sun.
PLANT POPPY SEEDS
seeds need to be cold stratified to germinate.
Papaver act as perennials in moderate climates, but they perform as annuals
where freezing temperatures and snow occur in winter. These poppies germinate
most successfully in cool to moderate temperatures and they are, in fact, frost
tolerant. Poppies flower best under cool spring weather conditions. Bloom
decreases on poppies as temperatures increase in summer months.
seeds should not be planted deeply; they just need to be compressed into the
soil, as they need light to germinate. The best method for planting is to mix
one part seed with 5 parts sand and scatter over the prepared growing area.
planting in rows, then plant the seeds 6” to 8” apart.
HOW TO CARE FOR POPPIES
varieties of poppy seeds generally germinate in about 20 days. You can thin the
seedlings to 6” to 8” apart after they emerge.
should be watered regularly, but they can tolerate dry conditions. It is not
necessary to fertilize poppies.
generally takes about 60 to 90 days for poppies to bloom after the seed is
planted. This timing depends very much on your growing zone and when you plant,
along with Mother Nature’s cooperation. The bloom season for poppies is spring
to summer. Poppy plants will bloom for a few weeks, but the length of bloom
time can be extended by regular watering and application of mulch for moisture
retention, as well as regular deadheading of spent flowers. It is also recommended
that the seed be sown in successive plantings to extend the bloom season of the
All seeds will come in a resalable plastic zip lock bag and placed
in a bubble envelope so the seeds are not damaged by shipping machines. All
seed packets contain no fillers or other weeds or seeds mixed in. Most have
been harvested by hand & all test at a high germination rate.
We guarantee that all seed orders will contain the quantity
ordered. Unlike many sellers who sell seeds by weight, all seed our counts are
almost always correct, as the seeds are packaged and counted by hand. Seed
packages are all double checked to insure accuracy. We do our best and will
often add extra seeds.
We are a seller that caters to experienced gardeners. (germination
and plant care information is readily available online. Most of our listings
include germination instructions, so we do not ship growing instructions.
All My Seeds Are Sold Fresh So You Can Plant them Anytime within 2
years from Purchase
***Note: It is normal for
tropical seed germination to be sporadic from as little as 30 days to 6 months
or more- so patience is required. Buyers should do their own research for plant
uses if needed.
BE PREPARED – Some Seed can be
somewhat difficult to germinate – much patience and time may be required –
please don’t be wondering why the seeds have not germinated after short periods
of time. This is normal. Several months will be needed for some seed.
Some seeds require some experience in growing. We provide
germination guidance and recommend that you do some research before ordering if
you feel unsure. Growing plants from seed is supposed to be fun. Sometimes it
is successful and sometimes not- this is the way it is with gardening. Because
we are not there to plant them, we cannot be responsible for germination
failure due to improper planting or climate conditions. We will always send you
Seed is a live product which depends on many important grower
skills such as proper planting time, seed depth, type of soil, watering, light
intensity, proper use of fertilizers, weed controls, fungicides, insecticides,
soil conditions, and reasonable weather during the growing period. These
factors are totally out of the sellers control, and germination and growing
results are the buyer’s responsibility and risk.
Payment by paypal. We offer combined shipping. Put all the items
you want in your shopping cart. When you are done adding all the items you want
pay threw your shopping cart. You pay for shipping on the first pack of seeds
and all other seeds ship free, if paid for all on the same order. Your shopping
cart will combine the shipping for you. We only ship in the U.S.
READ THIS PLEASE: Orders over $40 will be shipped with a tracking
number, Otherwise: Seeds will be shipped economy/standard or first class USPS
Mail ,2-10 day shipping and no tracking Items will be shipped 1-3 business
days of receiving payment. Shipping usually takes anywhere from 5-7 days not
including weekends and Holidays.
We always send the item to the address you give us on PAYPAL to
ensure the security of the item. If you have changed your address, or want us
to ship to another address, please change to the new address when you pay us
with PAYPAL, otherwise we will not be responsible if the package is lost.
PLEASE NOTE…. The
“estimated” delivery date in this and all listings is an estimate
made by the postal service and posted on each listing byAgritz ….not the
seller. The date of estimated delivery is usually (but not always)
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All seeds have been test sown to ensure germination. Please
familiarize yourself with growing conditions and instructions for your seeds
before you plant them, as all seeds are different. Basic growing instructions
can be found under each listing.
We Cannot Guarantee how much you will be able to grow, as
too many variables come into play, soil condition, your ability to garden,
weather etc. I guarantee that they arrive as described and are in good viable
condition and the germination rates are accurate.