Poppy Seeds - Poppy Hens And Chicks Flower Seed

Poppy Seeds - Hen & Chickens

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Flower Specifications

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

Planting Directions

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: 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.