Poppy, Hens and Chickens

86% of 100

Annual. Extraterrestrial and out of this world! The Hen and Chicks poppy is highly coveted by fine florists who use the unusual seed heads in arrangements. Named for its unusual habit of forming small clusters of smaller seed pods in a halo shape around the main seed pod, like a momma hen and her chicks. The fresh flowers are gorgeous in their own right, with silky pink petals splashed with purple. As the petals fall, the strikingly unusual form of the seed pods is fully revealed! Plants stand 2.5-3' tall on long slender stems that make them excellent for cutting and drying. Easily self sows!

  • Full Sun
  • Sprouts in 14-21 Days
  • Seed Depth: Surface Sow
  • Ideal Temperature: 60-65 F
  • Plant Spacing: 8-10"
  • Frost Hardy: Yes
  • Papaver somniferum

Growing Tips: Direct sow in late fall, or in spring as soon as soil can be worked. Surface sow, just barely covering. Grows best in cool, early spring conditions in rich soil, with moderate moisture.

Availability: In stock
Minimum Seed Count: 300
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