Poppy - 'Hungarian Blue Breadseed'
A stunningly tall, single poppy with large tulip shaped flowers of violet purple petals and a black + yellow centre. Their large poppy seeds have been bred for baking in Hungarian recipes with a higher ratio of uniquely beautiful light + dark blue colour seeds. A breadseed variety, grown for their delicious edible seeds traditionally enjoyed in cuisine from Eastern Europe to Asia.
Life Cycle: Annual / hardy
Height: to 100cm
Position: Full Sun to light shade
Sow method: Direct or in trays. Poppies are known for being sensitive to transplant, take extra care if raising seedlings and transferring to the garden.
Sow depth: needs light to germinate, sprinkle on the soil surface then press gently/barely cover. Mist lightly when watering seed.
Spacing: 20 cm
Tropical climates: Spring
Sub-tropical climates: Autumn + Spring
Temperate climates: Autumn to early Spring
Cold climates: Spring (frost tolerant)
Germination: 14-28 days @ 12C degrees
Notes: Pick regularly to prolong flowering. Will readily self-sow when let go to seed. For cut flowers - cauterise ends in boiling water or flame to prolong bloom life in vase.
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