Poppy 'Lavender Dress'
800 seeds $3.00
I obtained the seeds for this gorgeous poppy from an elderly friend who grew it in his garden for many years. The light purple flowers have dark purple blotches and lots of small, frilly petals around the center. Like most double poppies, each bloom lasts for several days.
Papaver somniferum is easy to grow. It blooms in midsummer from an early spring sowing. Poppies attract bees, which makes them good companion plants in the vegetable garden. Deer resistant.
Sowing Papaver somniferum Seeds
Sow poppy seeds outdoors in early spring, or fall in mild winter areas. Sow on the surface. Full sun.