Lauren's Grape Poppy
Gorgeous purple poppies, with deep blotches at the base of the petals. The silver foliage sets them off perfectly, and unlike some purples, these look great with pretty much everything.They will self-sow where they are happy. Fall planting does best in zones 6-9, and early spring in colder zones. (you can plant while snow is still on the ground in patches.) Blooms late spring. A lot of joy from a simple little packet of seeds! Photo by Hedge Rose. 200 seeds.
Like other somniferum poppies, these need cool soil and light for germination. Prepare a bed with good fertility and fine texture. Tamp the surface, scatter the seed, and rake in very lightly. Thin to 18"-24" apart; crowded plants will be stunted, so allow adequate space.