Peony poppies

golden_ca_2000(BC Canada)April 6, 2007

I was given some peony poppy seeds a couple of years ago - I actually just found them in my garage - lol. Anyways - does anyone know if they will still take?? They are in a little plastic container and they look fine - dry etc. The temperature in the garage never gets to freezing or anything? I would say the seeds are 2 years old. Golden

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You have nothing to lose so I'd go ahead and sow them. I've had seeds (not poppies) that were over 5 yrs old and stored in terrible conditions germinate at a decent rate.

    Bookmark   April 6, 2007 at 10:07PM
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quirkpod(7 Lewisville NC)

Here in NC z 7 and where I lived in MA z6, I sowed them in January for their proper freeze treatment needed for germination. See this handy germination guide link. They then germinate in early Spring and bloom in June. From there, we let them form seed pods, go to seed and self-sow. Some will germinate and remain like small green lettuce plants thru cold Winters. Others will germinate in Spring. Either way, you cant lose. I grow the pink Peony Poppies but there are many different forms and colors. Irresistable!

Here is a link that might be useful: Thompson Morgan seed guide

    Bookmark   March 16, 2009 at 3:25PM
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