There is many variety of poppies the annual poppies and perennial poppies . Annual poppies can be grown by seed and bloom in one growing season.
The Oriental poppies are perennial poppies,can take two years to bloom from seed.
Photo of a annual poppy grown from seed.
That is a good question? I usually sow my seeds outdoors,on top of a tilled area toward the end of November.Ittdepends on your zone,you live in.I know a lady,who lived in SC and she sowed her sowed her poppy seeds around Christmas time.
You can keep Your poppy seeds in your freezer compartment,in your refridgerator and scatter the seeds on top of a tilled and raked area and sow in early spring.This gives your poppy seeds cold stratification also.
I place my poppy seeds in a salt shaker and sparingly scatter the poppy seeds in a already tilled and raked area,I prepare in fall.I don;t cover the poppy seeds,since poppy seeds need light to germinate.My poppy seeds will have a winter chill.
in spring ,I notice lettuce like leaves emerging,these will be your poppies.I usually thin out overcowded seedlings.
I have grown poppy seeds in pots also.
here is a photo of Danish flag poppy grown in a pot,on my patio.
Becky, the poppy seeds I have sent you have been already cold stratified in my freezer,You can place the seeds in your freezer and in early spring sow the seeds in your pots.
I have poppies coming up now in my garden bed which I am carefully going to move to pots. They are probably the NOID Pink ones which are really pretty. And I want to sprinkle a few more seeds in the pots too.
So poppy seeds will stay viable for many years if kept in the fridge?
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Karla, I don't think you'll find much success with OP's in Fla. There are times here in Pa when blooms only last 1 day because of early heat waves. They are a cool weather plant.
Becky, I put in Danish Flag & also the Dwarf Danish Flag this year. I also added Laura Springer's Grape. Is that fluffy pink one a Somniferum? It's really pretty. Last year I added Op's Manhattan & Haarlem.
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Maybe if you make two consecutive posts, the system doesn't repeat your ID.