With so many different varieties of Poppy available it is easy to see why these colourful plants are so popular. In general poppies can be grown from seed, and will flourish in pots or containers as well as naturalized into the garden.
There are both annual and perennial poppy types. Annual poppies include the Icelandic, Californian and Flanders poppies while perennial poppies include the showy Oriental types and the stunning Himalayan blue poppy.
How to Grow Poppies from Seed
Poppy seeds do not need to be deeply planted, most varieties need light to germinate so a lightly cover at best is all that is required.
Most poppies prefer sun but will tolerate semi shade.
Loved both for their flowers and their seeds Poppies come from a range of families including Meconopsis, Papavear, Stylomecon and Eschscholzia; the best know of these, Meconopsis, includes the Himalayan Blue Poppy and Welsh Poppy, while the Papavear family includes the Iceland poppy and Oriental Poppy.
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