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Poppy 'Breadseed'

Poppy 'Breadseed'


Breadseed poppy seeds - Plum flowers - but grown for its big beautiful seed pods.


Papaver Spp


Shitloads of Seeds

(minimum 250)

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  • Lets talk about them




    Poppies are often overlooked in the cut flower garden, but I absolutely think they have a place. Delicate tissue paper coloured petals in the most ethereal of colours, the simple beauty of a vase full of poppies is a sight not to missed.


    This breadseed poppy has the most stunning seed pods - a must grow just for the decorative pods. 



  • How to make these beauties grow




    Sow: Autumn or direct sow in spring. Do not sow in grass, it will not germinate.


    How: Surface sow and lightly cover with vermiculite. Poppies despise their roots being disturbed, if not direct sowing, soil blocking is an absolute must.


    Space: 20cm


    Height: Massive - 1m+


    Where: Sun


    Days to maturity: 65-120 (depening if autumn sown or spring sown).


    Pick: Just when buds are just showing colour at bud burst. Sear ends in boiling water for 20 seconds after harvesting. Harvest the pods at anytime - searing not necessary. Can be dried - either allow to dry on the stem or place upside down in a paper bag in a cool dark place. 


    Hardy Annual

  • Notes From The Garden



    Autumn sown plants are more substantial, and flower earlier/more vigorously compared to spring sown plants.


    Seedlings always look spindly and pathetic - trust in nature, they always toughen up. Just don't handle them. 


    To harvest seed - wait until the pod is fully dried and the top has opened.


    Photo: Barrhill Blooms 

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