Breadseed Poppy Frosted Salmon
Breadseed Poppy ‘Frosted Salmon’
Huge coral-salmon blooms look just like pom-poms! When buds crack open, they reveal a white base, and petal tips are lightly frosted. After blooms fade, attractive seedpods form and persist for many months. Breadseed poppies are easy to grow and make a wonderful addition to any garden.
Plant type: annual
Site: full sun
Days to maturity: 80-90 days
Plant spacing: 9”
Pinch: not necessary
Approx seeds per packet: 200
How to Grow:
Breadseed poppies resent transplanting and do best when direct sown. Plant directly into the garden after all danger of frost has passed. Slugs love them, so keep an eye out.
The flowers of this variety of poppy aren’t particularly long-lasting. Cut flowers last just 2-3 days in the vase if you’re lucky. Harvest when flowers are half open, and sear the bottom end in boiling water for 7-10 seconds. Seedpods can be dried and used indefinitely.
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