Poppy Seeds - Hen & Chickens

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Poppy Seeds - Hen & Chickens

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  • Season: Annual
  • USDA Zones: 3 - 10
  • Height: 24 - 32 inches
  • Bloom Season: Mid summer to early fall
  • Bloom Color: Pale pink to purple
  • Environment: Full sun to partial shade
  • Soil Type: Well drained soil, pH 6.1 - 7.5
  • Temperature: 60F
  • Average Germ Time: 7 - 14 days
  • Light Required: No
  • Depth: 1/16 inch deep
  • Sowing Rate: 5 - 6 seeds per plant
  • Moisture: Keep seeds moist until germination
  • Plant Spacing: 9 - 15 inches
  • Care & Maintenance: See: Poppy
Poppy Hen & Chickens

Poppy Hen & Chickens (Papaver Somniferum Hen & Chickens) - Called Poppy Hens And Chicks or Poppy Hens And Chickens, these Poppy seeds are grown more for the unique seed pods than the actual flower. After the Poppy flower fades and the petals fall, the seed pod is left. The main pod is surrounded by masses of smaller pods giving the impression of a mother hen and chicks. Poppy uses include drying and preserving to be used in dried arrangements. This Poppy plant grows to about 24 - 36 inches high. The foliage is unique for Poppies, with broad lettuce-like leaves. Hens and Chicks Poppy pods are sought after, but the Poppy flowers are lovely as well. They are large, single-petaled and usually a deep red to a light purple.