Growing Pink Peony Poppy seeds!

heavenlyfarm(zone 6b)November 26, 2013

Hi,
Just got these wonderful seeds in a trade!! I looked them up and they look so pretty! Now, how do I go about planting them? I probably will be winter-sowing these but I'm not sure if I'm suppose to press into the soil and not cover or am I suppose to cover these poppy seeds? Park seeds, said some require light and others darkness, so? Lol how do I plant these for the best results?!
~michael :)

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kvbk(3)

Sow the seeds over bare or snow-covered ground. Spring melt will draw them into the soil. A cold period may improve germination and won't hurt. Soil should be deeply dug and open, as these plants do best where they can grow a long taproot.

    Bookmark   November 27, 2013 at 9:32PM
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heavenlyfarm(zone 6b)

Thank You!!! Beautiful Beautiful picture btw!!! I hope to have a nice section of just poppies this year! First time growing them so fingers crossed!! :)
~michael

    Bookmark   December 1, 2013 at 12:49PM
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Judystovall59

I want some of the pink peony poppy seeds so bad please let me know if I could get some Thanks Judy

    Bookmark   January 7, 2014 at 7:48PM
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dowlinggram

Judy---you can buy the pink peony poppy seeds at Park Seeds and they are only $1 per package of 100 seeds

    Bookmark   January 7, 2014 at 11:14PM
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floral_uk z.8/9 SW UK

And once you have them they will self sow. But bear in mind that these are Papaver somniferum (Opium Poppies) and some people in the US are a bit paranoid that they will get arrested for growing them.

    Bookmark   January 8, 2014 at 1:02PM
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heavenlyfarm(zone 6b)

floral_uk,
Are they really illegal in the US? Lol
~Michael

    Bookmark   January 8, 2014 at 2:01PM
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floral_uk z.8/9 SW UK

Some people seem to think so. Here are some threads from GW on the subject.

Here is a link that might be useful: Poppy legality

    Bookmark   January 9, 2014 at 7:09AM
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dowlinggram

I hardly think legit seed companies would offer them for sale if they were illegal and many in the USA and Canada have them in their catalogues

    Bookmark   January 10, 2014 at 3:03PM
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kvbk(3)

Be discreet. Grow them in your backyard among your vegetables. They are more likely to attract thieves than to interest the police.

Here is a link that might be useful: more poppy pictures and growing notes on my gardening blog

This post was edited by kvbk on Sat, Jan 11, 14 at 0:05

    Bookmark   January 10, 2014 at 4:07PM
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