'Bridal Silk' Poppy Seeds

'Bridal Silk' Poppy Seeds

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Easily grown from seed and extremely low maintenance
SKU 54083-PK-P1
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Seeds Per Pack
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Key Characteristics
Mature Height

12 IN

Mature Width

8 IN

Sun / Shade

Full Sun

Bloom Size

0 IN

Habit

Upright

Description / 'Bridal Silk' Poppy Seeds

Days to Maturity: 60 to 75

Fleuroselect Novelty Award 2008

'Bridal Silk' Poppy is an award-winning hardy annual offering summer interest, with ornamental seed pods extending the season of interest. The long-lived plant sets delicate pure white flowers with silky petals and creamy yellow anthers. Borne singly on long, bristly stems, the showy saucer-shaped flowers attract birds and bees to the garden and make lovely cut flowers if stems are singed before being placed it in water.

'Bridal Silk' is a Papaver rhoeas cultivar, a beloved old-fashioned variety also known as the common poppy, corn poppy, field poppy, or Flanders poppy. The plant has a clumping, spreading habit of pinnately lobed, cut or toothed, hairy leaves. 'Bridal Silk' Poppy is shown to best effect when grouped or massed in borders or beds or sown in drifts in non-native naturalized areas.

Easily grown from seed and extremely low maintenance, 'Bridal Silk' Poppy prefers full sun and organically rich, medium moisture, well-drained soils. It is intolerant of drought and overly wet, poorly drained soils. Growing best in cool summer climates, it does not perform well in high heat and humidity and may require some light afternoon shade in hot summer climates. Deadheading spent flowers keeps the poppy blooming. The flowers freely self-seed in suitable conditions, naturalizing and returning from year to year, performing more like a perennial than an annual. Deer and rabbit resistant.

Direct sow poppy seeds in spring, or start seeds indoors and transplant after the threat of frost has passed. In warm climates, seeds can be sown in late fall for an early spring bloom.

If you plan to start your seeds indoors, be sure to check out our Bio Dome Seed Starter Kit. With the Bio Dome, you can control the temperature, light, and soil mix to ensure your seeds become strong for transplant.

Product Details

Genus Papaver
Species rhoeas
Variety 'Bridal Silk'
Product Classification Annuals, Seeds
Sun / Shade Full Sun
Bloom Season Start Mid Spring
Bloom Season End Mid Summer
Bloom Color White, Yellow
Foliage Color Medium Green
Habit Upright
Characteristics Award Winner, Butterfly Lovers, Cut-and-Come-Again, Direct Sow, Double Blooms, Easy Care Plants, Flower
Uses Beds, Border, Containers, Cut Flowers

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