Thursday, January 29, 2009

Papaver rhoeas: seeds

Papaver rhoeas, known in English as field poppy and in French as coquelicot is an annual native to south-eastern Europe and Asia Minor. It bears large showy red flowers with papery petals, each flower lasting only one day.

Last year I sowed the seeds directly in the garden in the spring; this year I am experimenting with wintersowing them. (The tiny seeds, much smaller than the poppyseeds stuck to bagels, were very cheap; one packet probably has enough seeds for hundreds of plants).

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