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Poppy Lauren's Grape Organic

$2.29

There is a local legend that renowned Colorado garden writer Lauren Springer sowed some poppy seeds from a bagel and discovered this unique variety.

In reality, this experienced horticulturist spent years culling the seeds from the rich purple poppies growing in her garden, knowing gardeners would appreciate the superb beauty of this stunning variety.

Botanical Name: Papaver somniferum

Family: Papaveraceae

Native: Africa, Eurasia

Hardiness: Annual

Plant Dimensions: 24"–36" tall

Variety Information: 2" dark purple-violet flowers

Exposure: Full sun

Bloom Period: Late spring

Attributes: Attracts Pollinators, Cut Flower, Deer Resistant, Drought Tolerant

When to Sow Outside: RECOMMENDED. 4 to 6 weeks before your average last frost date, as soon as soil can be worked, or early to mid-fall for bloom the following spring. Mild Climates: Fall sowing recommended. Optimal soil temperature for germination is 50°–65°F

When to Start Inside: Not recommended. Roots are sensitive to disturbance.

Days to Emerge: 10–15 days

Seed Depth: Scatter and rake in lightly

Thinning: When 2" tall, thin to 1 every 8"–10"

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