Poppy - Beautiful Ladybird Heirloom 50 Seeds
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Bright fire-engine red with conspicuous black spots. One of my favorites.
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LADYBIRD POPPY - HEIRLOOM Papaver commutatum
Bright fire-engine red with conspicuous black spots. Easily distinguishable poppy, one of my favorites.
Very easy to grow. To avoid self-seeding, seedpods should be picked off before they mature and shatter. Self seeding annual, 12-18" tall.
Planting Instructions: Direct seeding is preferable, as poppies do not like to have their roots disturbed. Sow in the early spring when the soil is still cool and light frost is possible. Can also be sown in the fall just before the ground freezes. Seeds will germinate in 10-15 days. Plants prefer full sun and will tolerate poor soil.
Seed Saving Instructions: Very easy for seed savers. When the blooms fade, a round seedpod is formed, turning from green to brown. Once the seedpod turns brown, cut off and allow to completely dry before cracking open and removing the hundreds of small sand-like seeds.