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Poppy, Purple Frilly English (Organic)

Papaver somniferum.

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.

1/2 g ≈ 500 seeds

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2 g ≈ 2,000 seeds

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1/4 oz

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Geographical Origin

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.

Seed Saving

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.

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