Seeds - Poppy, Pierrot OG
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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 center. Adds a vibrant splash of color 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 6" apart. 142,000 seeds/oz.
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 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 a 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.