Mother of Pear Poppy- Hudson Valley Seed Co

  • $4.75

Abundant, luminescent blooms.

Sir Cedric Morris was a 20th-century British artist who not only painted an array of portraits and still-lifes but also practiced horticultural artistry, breeding new varieties of irises and poppies. For this poppy, he wanted to create a pastel palette of dusty pinks, muted purples, and blushed whites, all with a shell-like luster. The overall impression of a field of these poppies is that of an artist's palette, one on which the colors have been gently but unthoroughly mixed before being applied to the canvas.

Contains a range of colors including white, pink, maroon, and red.

Pack: 250 Seeds (Certified Organic)

Growing Instructions: Direct sow; do not transplant. Press seeds into bare, moist soil very early in the chill of spring. Keep soil moist, but not wet, especially when the days begin to warm and the soil is prone to drying out. Poppies can withstand crowding, so only thin if seedlings emerge less than 3" apart. Slow to start, but should take off once plants are 4" high. Mother of Pearl will bloom in several flushes and self-sows readily, so be sure to let some flowers go to seed. (Tip: to make broadcasting easier, mix seeds with sand.)

Days to Germination 7-14 days
Days to Maturity 80 days
Planting Depth 0"
Spacing in Row 4"
Spacing Between Rows 60"
Height at Maturity 36"
Width at Maturity 10"
Sun Preference Full Sun

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