Poppy, Purple Frilly English (Organic)
Compact plants with lots of frilly bright-purple poppies. Degree of frills seems to be related to growing conditions as plants can form both super-frill and not-so-frill flowers. The unique frilliness provides a fairly open flower that bees and other beneficial insects love to visit. Collected by The Seed Ambassadors Project at the Seedy Sunday Seed Swap in Brighton, England.
Direct sow no more than 1/8” deep in late fall to overwinter plants for early blooms, or very early spring. Thin plants to 8-12.” Prefers 50-70°F soil temp for germination in 10-20 days.
Collect seeds from pods that are fully dry. Shell by hand or by dancing, sift and winnow to clean. Finish air-drying if necessary before sealing in airtight container. Some cross-pollination may occur. Isolate from other varieties of the same species by ¼ mile.