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Charlottesville Old Poppy

Botanical Name: Papaver spp

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Description

80 days. Easy to grow, showy annual flower with a long history of cultivation in the U.S. and across the globe. This tall, bi-color variety can be traced back to the gardens of Monticello. Flowers are vibrant scarlet red, with an indigo pattern near the center. Poppy seeds are commonly used in baking.  Plants will re-seed themselves in the garden and grow to about 3-4’ tall when given adequate space, water, and nutrients. Distinctive, ruffled blue-green foliage and crown-like dried seed pods add visual interest to the garden or bouquets. CC

Growing

Growing Instructions (for USDA Zone 5b):

Direct sow in spring (4/15-6/15). Seed Spacing:6”-8”, Days to Germination:6-10 days, Soil temperature for germination:55°-65°F, Seed planting depth: 1/8" (Poppy seeds need light for germination). Thin final plant spacing to 24".

 Harvest:

 Seed Saving Instructions for gardeners:


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Description

80 days. Easy to grow, showy annual flower with a long history of cultivation in the U.S. and across the globe. This tall, bi-color variety can be traced back to the gardens of Monticello. Flowers are vibrant scarlet red, with an indigo pattern near the center. Poppy seeds are commonly used in baking.  Plants will re-seed themselves in the garden and grow to about 3-4’ tall when given adequate space, water, and nutrients. Distinctive, ruffled blue-green foliage and crown-like dried seed pods add visual interest to the garden or bouquets. CC

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Growing

Growing Instructions (for USDA Zone 5b):

Direct sow in spring (4/15-6/15). Seed Spacing:6”-8”, Days to Germination:6-10 days, Soil temperature for germination:55°-65°F, Seed planting depth: 1/8" (Poppy seeds need light for germination). Thin final plant spacing to 24".

 Harvest:

 Seed Saving Instructions for gardeners:


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