Poppy (Papaver) Seeds - Diane's Flower Seeds
Poppy 'Chima Family Heirloom' has fully double, coral-red blooms. This gorgeous poppy is sure to please.

Chima Family Heirloom Poppy has been grown since the 1960's by Valerie Dukelow of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She obtained the seeds from her mother, who was born in Romania.

height 30"   


Poppy 'Antique Shades'
(Papaver paeoniflorum)

1,000 seeds   $3.25




photo by Michele Roth



Poppy 'Purple Tasmanian Frill'
(Papaver somniferum)

520 seeds   $3.25 
Poppy 'Antique Shades' is a mixture of double poppies with rose-red, pink, white and purple flowers that blend into a creamy white base, giving them an antiqued look. These heirloom poppies have been grown in gardens for centuries.

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

height 30"


Poppy 'Pepperbox' is a mixture of single and double flowers that bloom in mostly red shades with the occasional pink, orange or purple.

Papaver somniferum 'Pepperbox' is a popular variety that is grown for its beautiful flowers and edible seeds, which are used in baking or as a salad garnish. The blue-gray seeds have a nutty flavor.

height 30" 


Poppy 'Tasmanian White' has white petals with a pale lavender wash, lavender speckles, and a purple blotch in the center. It's lovely in the cottage garden.

Papaver somniferum 'Tasmanian White' is a traditional variety from Tasmania. It has edible, bluish-black seeds.

height 30"   


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. It reseeds on bare soil.

height 30" 

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

4,000 seeds   $3.25 
This is my own special mix of Papaver rhoeas that I've collected over many years. It includes solid and bicolor, single and double flowers in shades of pink, salmon, red, orange, white and mauve. Easy to grow. Self sows.

Papaver rhoeas looks great with blue flowers like Campanula 'Telham Beauty', Centaurea 'Blue Boy' and Nigella 'Miss Jekyll Blue'.

height 30"


Papaver rhoeas
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   $3.25






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"


Papaver paeoniflorum
Peony Poppy Mix
(Papaver paeoniflorum)

2500 seeds   $3.25




Image courtesy Thompson & Morgan           
Papaver paeoniflorum 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.

Peony poppies grow best in the cool weather of spring. Sow outdoors several weeks before the last frost date. Sow in the fall in mild winter areas.

height 30" 


Poppy 'Danish Flag'
Poppy 'Afghan Mix Reselected' (Papaver somniferum)

1200 seeds   $3.25       
Poppy 'Afghan Mix Reselected' is a fabulous collection of traditional poppies from Afghanistan. The single flowers have fringed or rounded edges with purple or white centers. Click on the picture to see more.

Papaver somniferum 'Afghan Mix Reselected' will delight you with a wide range of colors including pink, red, purple, white, lavender, burgundy and salmon.

height 30"


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

650 seeds   $3.25      
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.

Papaver somniferum 'Danish Flag' is stunning in mass plantings. It has been grown since the 19th century. Also known as Papaver laciniatum 'Danebrog'.

height 30"   


Lavender peony poppy
Poppy 'Lavender Dress'
(Papaver somniferum)

800 seeds   $3.25
I obtained the seeds for this gorgeous lavender 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. Poppies attract bees, which makes them useful companion plants in the vegetable garden.

height 30" 


Poppy 'Amphora' has white flowers with pink margins. The particular shade of pink and the width of the margins varies. Some flowers have smooth edges, and others are fringy. Sometimes you'll get a fluffy double or a pure white flower.

Papaver somniferum 'Amphora' is a delightful strain that will surpise you with new blooms every morning. Rattlepod type that doesn't spill the seeds.

height 30"


Poppy 'Amphora'
(Papaver somniferum)

625 seeds   $3.25      
Poppy 'Black Swan'
Poppy 'Lauren's Grape'
(Papaver somniferum)

650 seeds   $3.25  
Poppy 'Tasmanian White'
(Papaver somniferum)

500 seeds   $3.25  

out of stock        
Poppy 'White Cloud'
(Papaver paeoniflorum)

550 seeds   $3.25
Poppy 'White Cloud' has large, fully double, pure white flowers. The elegant, peony-style blooms make a wonderful addition to the cottage garden.

Poppy 'White Cloud' looks lovely with just about everything in the border. It is taller than most other poppies, which gives it a regal air.

height 36" 


Poppy 'Violetta Blush'
(Papaver somniferum)

600 seeds   $3.25  




Image courtesy Thompson & Morgan
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.

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

height 30"   


Poppy 'Cherry Glow'
(Papaver somniferum)

440 seeds   $3.25       
If you are aiming for the Wizard of Oz effect, this is your poppy! Like a pair of magic slippers, the ruby-red blooms with dark centers will transport you to a garden paradise.

Poppy 'Cherry Glow' is a classic variety that is widely grown. The vigorous plants produce multiple blooms. The bees go crazy for it.

height 30"     


Poppy 'Violetta Blush'
Poppy 'Lilac Pompom'
Poppy 'Pepperbox'
(Papaver somniferum)

630 seeds   $3.25    
Poppy 'Hungarian Breadseed'
Poppy 'Hungarian Breadseed'
(Papaver somniferum)

730 seeds   $3.25
Poppy 'Hungarian Breadseed' is an heirloom variety from Hungary. It is prized for its mild-flavored, powder-blue seeds that are used in baking.

Poppy 'Hungarian Breadseed' has single, deep purple flowers with dark blotches. The large, ornamental pods are good for dried flower arrangements. Also known as Poppy 'Hungarian Blue'.

height 30"


Poppy 'Frosted Salmon'
(Papaver paeoniflorum)

630 seeds   $3.25
If you are looking for a gorgeous ball of fluffy beauty, this is it. Peony poppy 'Frosted Salmon' has huge blooms, densely packed with petals. The salmon-pink petals fade at the edges for a two-tone effect.

This poppy was immortalized by 17th century Dutch painters. The plants are large and vigorous. Wonderful in the cottage garden.

height 30"   


Poppy 'Snowflake'
(Papaver somniferum)

650 seeds   $3.25
Poppy 'Snowflake' has pure white, single blooms with a fringed edge. It's a beautiful poppy with a delicate appearance. You may get an occasional bloom with a pink edge.

This is a rattlepod type with unvented pods that don't spill the seeds.

height 30" 


Poppy 'Antique Shades'
poppy white cloud
Poppy 'Tasmanian White'
Poppy 'Double Purple' is a lovely variety with semi-double to fully double, soft purple flowers.

Papaver somniferum 'Double Purple' blooms in mid to late June from an early spring sowing. Deer resistant.

height 30"   


Poppy 'Hens and Chicks' seed pod
Poppy 'Hens and Chicks' is grown for its very unusual seed pods, which consist of a central pod (the hen) surrounded by smaller pods (the chicks). The pods are highly prized for fresh or dried flower arrangements. 

Papaver 'Hens & Chicks' has light pink flowers with blue blotches at the center. This ancient variety is a must-have for collectors of heirloom poppies.

height 30"


Poppy 'Double Purple'
(Papaver somniferum)

650 seeds   $3.25
Poppy 'Hens & Chicks'
(Papaver somniferum)

650 seeds   $3.25
Poppy 'Double Purple'
Poppy 'Amphora'



Poppy 'Giant Rattle'
(Papaver somniferum)

580 seeds   $3.25                   
Poppy 'The Giant'
Poppy 'Snowflake'
Poppy 'Black Swan' has frilly, finely cut petals in a gorgeous shade of dark burgundy that is almost black.

Papaver somniferum 'Black Swan' is 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 'Lilac Pompom' forms a ball of frilly petals in a lovely shade of lilac that looks good in cool color schemes.

Papaver somniferum 'Lilac Pompom' is especially attractive when paired with black or white poppies or other flowers for contrast. Also known as Papaver laciniatum 'Lilac Pompom'.

height 30"  


Poppy 'Black Swan'
(Papaver somniferum)

1,000 seeds   $3.25            
Poppy 'Lilac Pompom'
(Papaver somniferum)

600 seeds   $3.25             
Poppy 'Pepperbox'
Poppy 'Chima Family Heirloom'
Poppy 'Afghan Mix Reselected'
Poppy 'Purple Tasmanian Frill' has purple blooms with frilly edges and dark purple centers.

The overall effect of the plants and flowers is delicate. The plants didn't get very large in my garden, but it may have been the spot where they were planted. The germination was fantastic, so I had to do a lot of thinning.

height 30"


Poppy 'Slovakian Elka'
Poppy 'Frosted Salmon'
Poppy 'Blushing Kate' has large, fully double, frilly blooms in a soothing shade of warm pink. The plants are tall and vigorous. It blooms later than most, extending the poppy season. Each bloom lasts for several days.

I selected this beautiful flower from a mix of Amphora poppies and named it for my youngest daughter.

height 30"   


Poppy 'Blushing Kate'
(Papaver somniferum)

350 seeds   $3.25   
Poppy 'Slovakian Elka' has pale lavender to white, single blooms on tall stems. The flowers are lovely, but another reason to grow this breadseed poppy is for the creamy white seeds that have a nutty flavor without bitterness.

Papaver somniferum 'Slovakian Elka' is an heirloom poppy from Chrenovec-Brusno, Slovakia. The large, unvented pods don't spill the seeds.

height 36"     


Poppy 'Purple Tasmanian Frill'
Poppy 'Fuschia'
Poppy 'Slovakian Elka'
(Papaver somniferum)

530 seeds   $3.25                    
Poppy 'Chima Family Heirloom'
(Papaver somniferum)

400 seeds   $3.25                  
Poppy 'Blushing Kate'
Poppy 'Fuschia'
(Papaver somniferum)

900 seeds   $3.25                     
Poppy 'Cherry Glow'
Poppy 'Pink Fizz'
Poppy 'Imperial Pink'
Poppy 'Pink Fizz' has frilly, shell-pink flowers with white centers. It looks especially nice in warm color schemes.

Also known as Papaver laciniatum 'Pink Fizz'. I bought the original seeds many years ago from Thompson & Morgan before they stopped selling in the United States. This is the second time I've grown it out to sell.

height 30"
      
Poppy 'Fuschia' has fuschia-red blooms with violet-purple blotches. The round pods contain small, black seeds.

I sowed a single-flowered poppy mix in the fall, and this is the only seedling that survived the unusually cold winter. It bloomed early the next year on a tall, bushy plant with many stems.

height 30"        


Poppy 'The Giant'
(Papaver somniferum)

500 seeds   $3.25   out of stock  
Poppy 'The Giant' has single, salmon-pink flowers with a lavender base. It is primarily grown for the large seed pods, which are used in fresh or dried flower arrangements. Also known as Florist Poppy.

Papaver somniferum 'The Giant' may grow up to 5' tall in rich soil. Self-sown plants are larger and more vigorous. Wonderful for the cottage garden.

height 3-4'  


Poppy 'Pink Fizz'
(Papaver somniferum)

470 seeds   $3.25   out of stock    
Poppy 'Giant Rattle'
Poppy 'Rose Feathers' blooms in a deep shade of warm rose pink. The flowers have finely cut, frilly petals.

Papaver somniferum 'Rose Feathers' is a graceful flower that blends well with other summer-blooming annuals and perennials. It looks especially good with white, orange and blue flowers.

height 30"        


Poppy 'Rose Feathers'
(Papaver somniferum)

500 seeds   $3.25    
Poppy 'Giant Rattle' is a mixture of pink, white and pale lavender flowers on tall stems. It's a rattlepod type with unvented pods that don't spill the seeds.

This poppy looks similar to Slovakian Elka in all respects except that some of the flowers are pink, and it has dark blue seeds instead of white. The seeds have a similar flavor, making it an excellent breadseed poppy.

height 36"


Poppy 'Canada Red Mix' is a lovely mixture of mostly red flowers with some purple and pink shades.

Red poppies are stunning in the cottage garden. I use them as a filler in my perennial beds to bring in extra color. Papaver somniferum self-sows in mild winter areas.

height 30"        


Poppy 'Canada Red Mix'
(Papaver somniferum)

625 seeds   $3.25          
Papaver somniferum Canada Red
Poppy 'Turkish Blue' has light reddish-purple flowers with a deep purple blotch in the center. The seeds are dusky blue.

Papaver somniferum 'Turkish Blue' is a traditional poppy from Turkey. Poppies are easy to grow from an early spring sowing. Sow in the fall in mild winter areas. Deer resistant.

height 30"             

Also see California Poppy Seeds

Also see Perennial Poppy Seeds

Annual Flower Seeds

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Poppy 'Turkish Blue'
(Papaver somniferum)

540 seeds   $3.25             
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