Seeds - Poppy, Pierrot OG (HM)
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Description: Striking, intensely red blooms with jet-black markings float above airy foliage. Silky scarlet petals form 3" diameter flowers with four large black markings in the centre. Adds a vibrant splash of colour to beds and borders! Flowers have long, wiry stems over light green, ferny foliage. An abundant seed producer; may naturalize in mild climates. Scatter seeds and rake in lightly, then thin to 15 cm (6") apart.
Prefers poor soil
Pack Size: 1/64 ounce
Latin Name: Papaver rhoeas
Main Uses: Ornamental
Zone Hardiness: Annual, reseeding
Exposure: Full sun
Height: 30 cm (12 inches)
Flower Color: Orange
Flowering Time: All summer
Certified Organic: USDA Certified Organic
Germination: 10 - 30 days at 16 - 21ºC.
Outdoors: Direct seeding is ideal, as P. rhoeas seedlings do not transplant well. Sow as soon as the soil is warm and nights are frost-free. In zone 3, fall seeding is not a good option. In warmer climates, seeds are often sown in fall for very early spring flowering.
Planting depth: Surface.
Spacing: Scatter in a random pattern, planting approximately 3 seeds every 6 square inches.
Growing in Containers: Not suited for containers.
Growing in Mixed Planters: Not suited for mixed planters.
Fertilizing (Garden): This plant loves poor soil. No additional fertilizing is required. The garden soil can be amended with quality compost every one to two years.
Watering (Garden): Water young plants regularly to establish, then water deeply as conditions require.
Special Requirements for Cold Climate Gardeners: California Poppy looks best when it has a naturalized feel - scatter seeds rather than sowing in rows.
Suitability for Indoors: Not suited for indoors.