Papaver (Annual Poppy) Seeds - Diane's Flower Seeds
Poppy 'Peony Mix' has large, double flowers that resemble peonies. It blooms in shades of red, pink, purple and white. The blue-green seed pods can be used in dried flower arrangements.

Papaver paeoniflorum grows best in the cool weather of spring. Sow outdoors several weeks before the last frost date. Sow in the fall in mild winter areas. It reseeds on bare soil.

height 30"


Peony Poppy 'Antique Shades'
(Papaver paeoniflorum)

1,000 seeds   $2.50




photo by Michele Roth
Poppy 'Antique Shades' is a mixture of double poppies with rose-red, pink, white or purple flowers that blend into a creamy white base, giving them an antiqued look. These heirloom poppies have been grown in gardens for centuries. A good choice for the cottage garden.

Antique Shades poppy blooms in midsummer from an early spring sowing. Also known as Breadseed Poppy and Lettuce Leaf Poppy.

height 30"  


Poppy 'Antique Shades'
Poppy (Papaver) Seeds

Poppy is an annual with large single or double flowers on tall stems in a wide range of colors. Easy to grow from seed. Also see perennial poppy seeds.

Sowing Annual Poppy Seeds

Sow poppy seeds outdoors in early spring, or fall in mild winter areas. Sow on the surface. For good coverage, mix the seeds with sand before sowing. Full sun.

Poppy 'Black Peony'
Poppy 'Black Peony'
(Papaver paeoniflorum)

1,000 seeds   $2.50






photo by Cheryl Netter 
Poppy 'Black Peony' has fully double flowers with maroon-black petals. The flowers are followed by ornamental seed pods, which are nice in dried flower arrangements.

Black Peony poppy is a self-sowing annual. The seeds should be sown in the cool weather of early spring. Also known as Papaver somniferum 'Black Paeony'.

height 30"


Poppy 'Black Swan' Poppy
Poppy 'Black Swan'
(Papaver somniferum)

450 seeds   $2.50         
Poppy 'Black Swan' has frilly, finely cut petals in a gorgeous shade of deep burgundy. The flowers appear to be almost black.

Black Swan poppy makes a beautiful addition to the heirloom flower garden. It looks especially nice with pink or white flowers. Also known as Papaver laciniatum 'Black Swan'.

height 30"  


Poppy 'Danish Flag'
Poppy 'Danish Flag'
(Papaver somniferum)

650 seeds   $2.50         
Poppy 'Danish Flag' is an heirloom flower with frilly scarlet-red petals with a white blotch in the center. The flowers resemble the national flag of Denmark, which has a white cross on a scarlet background.

Danish Flag poppy is stunning in mass plantings. It has been in cultivation since the nineteenth century. Also known as Papaver laciniatum 'Danebrog'. Common names include Feathered Poppy and Fringed Poppy.

height 30"   


Poppy 'Drama Queen'
Poppy 'Drama Queen'
(Papaver somniferum)

750 seeds   $3.50 
Poppy 'Drama Queen' has frilly, red petals with a purple-black center. This dramatic flower really stands out in the garden.

Drama Queen poppy is a rare variety. It's one of the most interesting poppies that I have ever grown. Deer resistant.

height 30" 


Poppy 'Lauren's Grape'
Poppy 'Lauren's Grape'
(Papaver somniferum)

650 seeds   $2.50         
Poppy 'Lauren's Grape' blooms in a delicious shade of plum purple with dark purple blotches. I wish there were more flowers in the world with the vivid coloring of Lauren's Grape. It's one of those "I can't stop staring at it" flowers.

Papaver somniferum 'Lauren's Grape' was selected and developed by Colorado garden writer Lauren Springer.

height 30" 


Lavender peony poppy
Poppy 'Lavender Peony'
(Papaver paeoniflorum)

1,000 seeds   $2.25 
I obtained the seeds for this gorgeous lavender peony poppy from an elderly friend who grew it for many years. The flowers are semi-double to double, blooming in a clear shade of light lavender with dark purple blotches at the base. The flowers attract bees, making it an excellent companion plant in the vegetable or herb garden.

height 30" 


Papaver rhoeas
Papaver rhoeas is a June-blooming, annual poppy. This is my own special mix of varieties I've collected over many years. It includes single and double flowers in shades of pink, salmon, red, orange, white and mauve. Many of the blooms are bicolored or picoteed.

Papaver rhoeas is a wonderful companion plant for roses. It also looks great with blue flowers like Campanula 'Telham Beauty', Centaurea 'Blue Boy' and Nigella 'Miss Jekyll Blue'.

Shirley poppies are easy to grow, and they self-sow nicely. Deer resistant.

height 30"

Also see California Poppy Seeds

Also see Perennial Poppy Seeds

Annual Flower Seeds

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Shirley Poppy 'Diane's Mix' (Papaver rhoeas)

4,000 seeds   $2.25 
Papaver paeoniflorum
Poppy 'Peony Mix'
(Papaver paeoniflorum)

2500 seeds   $2.25         
Poppy 'Blue Moon'
(Papaver somniferum)

650 seeds   $2.50        
Poppy 'Blue Moon' has white petals with a purple-blue blotch in the center that looks like it was painted on with a brush.

Blue Moon poppy is a rare variety. It combines well with many other flowers in the garden.

height 30"   


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Poppy 'Blue Moon'
Poppy 'Midnight'
(Papaver somniferum)

600 seeds   $2.50
Link to picture of
Poppy 'Midnight'
Poppy 'Midnight' has single flowers that are such a dark shade of burgundy-red that they appear almost black.

Midnight poppy is a rare selection. It looks especially nice combined with pink and white flowers in the garden.

height 30"   


Poppy 'Violetta Blush'
(Papaver somniferum)

600 seeds   $2.50
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Poppy 'Violetta Blush'
Poppy 'Violetta Blush' has fully double flowers in a rosy shade of lilac. It has an old-fashioned look that works beautifully in the cottage garden.

Violetta Blush poppy was named after the aunt (Violetta) of the woman who discovered it in her garden.

height 30"   


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Poppy 'Pepperbox'
Poppy 'Pepperbox'
(Papaver somniferum)

1,000 seeds   $2.50
Poppy 'Pepperbox' is a mixture of single-flowered opium poppies in shades of pink, red and purple with dark blotches in the center.

Pepperbox poppy is a good choice for the herb garden. Also known as Breadseed poppy because the blue-gray seeds are used in baking. They have a nutty flavor.

This tall variety is also called Poppy 'Florist Pepperbox' because the dried pods can be used in flower arrangements.

height 36"