Growing Instruction- Poppies


Start inside 4-6 weeks before last frost in peat pots. Cover seed lightly and provide darkness. Poppies dislike transplanting, best direct seeded once the soil warms up to 21°C. To plant, cover seed with 1⁄8” soil.


Transplant or thin plants to 10-12” apart in a full sun location. Do not over water or fertilize. Deadhead regularly. Poppies make good cut flowers if you singe the cut ends with a candle flame to stop the flow of sap. Self seeds freely.