Papaver L. - Poppy

This genus of Annual, biennial and perennial plants with 70 to 100 species, depending on classification, distributed world wide. Russian taxonomists list 75 species, mainly from the arctic and the Caucasus. Some of the Russian species became garden plants many years ago. P. orientale L., the Oriental or Turkish poppy, is well-known in horticulture with many different seed raised strains and clonally propagated selections, it is native from the Caucasus. P. nudicaule L., the Iceland poppy, occurs wild in Siberia and Dzungaria, P. croceum Ledeb. came into horticulture from southern Siberia and also occurs in the mountains of Central Asia. North America has 16 species mostly from the Arctic regions. Of those 16 a few are naturalized species from other parts of the world like P. hybridum and P. orientale, P. rhoes and P. somniferum. All species are herbaceous from taproots, with hairy stems and foliage. Best grown in cool soils that are well draining and in full sun to open shade in the afternoon. Most are very easy from seed, often blooming the first year.

Papaver alpinum ssp. rhaeticum
    Code: PA05-A7
    SKU: Lot A6 - 100 seeds
    Price: $2.65
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    [Papaver rhaeticum] Rhaetian Poppy or Golden Tuft

    Low growing plants flower at less than 8 inches tall with 2 inch wide, many bright yellow colored, cup shaped flowers over deeply dissected leaves that are covered with bristly hairs. Full sun in well draining soils. Nice in a rock wall or rock garden with 2 months of blooming. Does its best in chalky soils and under cool conditions.

    Zones (4)5-8

    Surface sow seeds, light needed for best germination, use F. 75, germination starts in 5-15 days if no germination in three weeks move to 32-39F for 30 to 90 days then back to 65-74F.

    100+ seeds

    Papaver dubium
      Code: PADU-A9
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      [Papaver rhoeas subsp. dubium] Blindeyes or Field Poppy or Long-headed Poppy (puh-PAY-ver: DOO-bee-um) Papaveraceae:

      Self seeds readily and may become weedy under the some conditions. A useful plant for growing in the cracks of paving stones and on stonewalls. Very similar to Papaver rhoeas, but smaller and softer shades of color.

      Annual or short lived perennial

      Native from W. Pakistan and naturalized in other parts of the world.

      200 seeds

      Papaver nudicaule 'Champagne Bubbles Classic Mix'
        Code: PNCB-A1
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        This is an F-1 hybrid selection with larger flowers in a wide range of solid and bicolored flowers. Bred for more vigorous growth and uniform habit. Plants grow 12-15 inches tall and are very nice for cutting. Heavy blooming and early. Very nice.

        Zones 3-8. Germination in less than two weeks at 60F in dark, very lightly cover seeds.

        50 seeds

        Papaver nudicaule 'Champagne Bubbles Yellow F1 Hybrid'
          Code: PAV5-A1
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          Bright yellow colored flowers, on this F1 hybrid Iceland Poppy. Plants flower around 16 inches tall and grow 10 inches wide. Long blooming period from spring into fall. Grow in full sun to part shade.

          Zones 2-8

          50 seeds

          Papaver nudicaule 'Moondance'
            Code: PAMO-A8
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            Unique lemon yellow colored flowers.

            200 seeds
            Papaver nudicaule 'Deluxe Mix'
              Code: PNDM
              SKU: Lot A6 - 100 seeds
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              Papaveraceae:

              Luminescent mix of colors on strong, sturdy stems making them superb cut flowers. A nice selection for the border and cottage garden. Flowering in summer around 24 inches tall with 5 inch wide flowers.

              Zones 2-8

              Sow outdoors, Germination in less than two weeks at 60F in dark, Can be started indoors too but be careful transplanting, USE PLUGS. Best sown in situ.

              100+ seeds


              Papaver nudicaule 'Spring Fever Rose'
                Code: PN93-A9
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                Plants grow about 10 inches tall and are first year flowering. Day length neutral blooming, so can be started any time for flowers in a few months.

                100 seeds

                Papaver orientale 'Beauty of Livermere'
                  Code: PR01-A1
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                  Large some-what cup shaped, crimson-scarlet colored flowers with black cross marks at the base of the petals. Plants grow 3 to 3.5 feet tall and bloom late spring. Flowers up to 8 inches wide on some plants. Use in full sun in soils that are deep, humus rich, and fertile. The soils should be well-draining.

                  Zones 3-8

                  300 seeds

                  Papaver orientale 'Brilliant'
                    Code: PR05-A1
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                    Large some-what cup shaped, bright blood red-scarlet colored flowers with black cross marks at the base of the petals. Plants grow 3 to 3.5 feet tall and bloom late spring. Use in full sun in soils that are deep, humus rich, and fertile. The soils should be well-draining.

                    Zones 2-8

                    300 seeds

                    Papaver orientale 'Deluxe Mix'
                      Code: HGF6-A
                      SKU: Lot A6 - 200 seeds
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                      Large flowers, this seed produces plants in a wide range of diffrent colors. A nice way to start a collection.

                      200 seeds

                      Papaver orientale 'Haremstraum'
                        Code: PR13-A7
                        SKU: Lot A7 - 100 seeds
                        Price: $2.00
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                        (pah-PAY-ver: or-ee-en-TAL-ee) Papaveraceae: 

                        Large, some what cup shaped flowers in a colorful mix of newer hybrids, colors include: White, pink, salmon, orange, red, and mauve. Plants grow 3 to 3.5 feet tall with upright stems and bloom late spring. Use in full sun in soils that are Deep, humus rich, and fertile. The soils should be well-draining.

                        Zones 3-8 

                        100 seeds
                        Papaver orientale 'Pizzicato Mix'
                          Code: PAPO-A9
                          SKU: Lot A7 - 100 seeds
                          Price: $2.00
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                           Oriental Poppy  Papaveraceae:


                          Fleuroselect Award Winner.

                          These plants are semi-dwarf growing around 20 inches tall but the flowers are large. This is a mix with a wide variety of  rich colors including white, pink, salmon, orange, red to mauve.

                          Zones 3-8

                          100+ seeds

                          Papaver orientale plena 'Red Shades'
                            Code: RR01-A1
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                            Papaveraceae:

                            Double flowers in different shades of red.  Blooms late spring/early summer.  Plants grow nearly three feet tall

                            Zones 3-8

                            100+ seeds

                            Papaver pilosum 'Double'
                              Code: PAPP-A9
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                              Double reddish-orange colored flowers. Plants are short lived perennials that do best in part shade in well draining soils.

                              100+ seeds

                              Papaver rhoeas ' Red Flanders Poppy' - 5,000 seeds
                                Code: PAP7-A9
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                                Red Corn Poppy

                                The bright red flowers are 2 to 4 inch wide and produced on the ends of 2 foot tall stems. best display when sown in groups, ten or twenty plants with in a five foot cluster is showy, plants do not transplant well, so should be sown in place of growth.

                                5,000 seeds

                                Papaver rhoeas 'Mix' - 5,000 seeds
                                  Code: WFSA-A9
                                  SKU: Lot A9 - 5000 seeds
                                  Price: $1.00
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                                  'Corn Poppy' or 'Flanders Poppy' Papaveraceae:

                                  Plants with a mix of flower colors from large fire red colored flowers or white or pink or rose. The flowers are 3 to 4 inches wide. The flowers are on 2 foot tall stems. The long stems rise above low growing, hairy foliage. This annual puts on a showy display when planted in mass in clusters a few feet wide. Since plants do not transplant well they should be sown were you want them to grow in spring.

                                  Zones 3-9

                                  Native to Europe and naturalized in the USA.

                                  5,000 seeds

                                  Papaver rupifragum
                                    Code: PA22-A1
                                    SKU: Lot A6 - 200 seeds
                                    Price: $2.75
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                                    Spanish Poppy (puh-PAY-ver: roo-py-FRAG-um) Papaveraceae:

                                    A rock garden or front of the border subject that grows 15 to 24 inches tall with brilliant orange flowers. Flowers the same year if started in spring.

                                    Zones (5) 6-9

                                    Surface sow seeds, light needed for best germination, use F. 75, germination starts in 5-15 days and is spread-out over a number of weeks.

                                    200+ seeds

                                    Papaver sendtneri
                                      Code: PASE-A1
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                                      Price: $3.50
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                                      100 seeds

                                      Papaver somniferum 'The Giant'
                                        Code: PSTG-A1
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                                        large seed pods, great used as cutting material.

                                        Annual

                                        200+ seeds

                                        Papaver orientale 'Pattys Plum Seed'
                                          Code: PAPPL
                                          SKU: Lot A4 - 100 seeds
                                          Price: $2.35
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                                          This seed should produce an interesting group of plants with purple to orange flowers. Some of the seedlings will look like the parent, and others may be more interesting even.

                                          Zones 2-8

                                          100 seeds