Poppy (Papaver) Seeds - Diane's Flower Seeds
Poppy 'Tasmanian White' has pinkish-white petals with a purple blotch in the center. It's a simple flower that looks nice in the cottage garden.

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

height 30"   


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

Papaver somniferum 'Black Swan' 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"


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

4,000 seeds   $3.00 
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'
Papaver paeoniflorum 'Black Peony'
(Peony Poppy)

1,000 seeds   $3.00






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
Papaver paeoniflorum Mix
(Peony Poppy)

2500 seeds   $3.00




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'
Papaver somniferum 'Danish Flag'
(Poppy)

650 seeds   $3.00         
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"   


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

650 seeds   $3.50       
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. It reseeds on bare soil.

height 30" 


Lavender peony poppy
Poppy paeoniflorum Lavender
(Peony Poppy)

1,000 seeds   $3.00 
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.

Peony poppies attract bees, making them excellent companion plants in the vegetable or herb garden. They self sow where they are happy.

height 30" 


Poppy 'Pepperbox'
Poppy 'Pepperbox' has pinkish-red flowers with a purplish-blue or white center. The glowing color stands out in the garden. It looks especially nice combined with larkspur.

Also known as Poppy 'Florist Pepperbox' because the dried pods can be used in flower arrangements. The edible seeds are used in baking.

height 36"


Papaver somniferum 'Pepperbox'
(Poppy)

1,000 seeds   $3.00
Poppy 'Black Swan'
Papaver somniferum 'Black Swan'
(Poppy)

450 seeds   $3.00       
Papaver somniferum 'Tasmanian White' (Poppy)

450 seeds   $3.00        
Papaver paeoniflorum 'White Cloud' (Peony Poppy)

550 seeds   $3.00
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" 


Papaver somniferum 'Violetta Blush'
(Poppy)

600 seeds   $3.00  




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"   


Papaver somniferum 'Drama Queen' (Poppy)

620 seeds   $3.00
Poppy 'Drama Queen' has frilly, red petals with a purple-black center. It's a dramatic flower that really stands out in the garden. This rare variety is one of the most interesting poppies I have ever grown.

Also known as Breadseed Poppy because the edible seeds are used in baking. It self sows where it's happy. Easy to grow. Deer resistant.

height 30"     


Poppy 'Violetta Blush'
Poppy 'Drama Queen'
Poppy 'Lilac Pompom'
Papaver somniferum 'Lilac Pompom' (Poppy)

600 seeds   $3.00
Poppy 'Lilac Pompom' has frilly, finely cut petals in a lovely shade of lilac purple. It's a fluffy ball of beauty!

Papaver somniferum 'Lilac Pompom' looks fabulous in cool color schemes. Pair it with black or white poppies for a stunning contrast. Also known as Papaver paeoniflorum or Papaver laciniatum 'Lilac Pompom'.

height 30"  


Poppy 'Hungarian Breadseed'
Papaver somniferum 'Hungarian Breadseed' (Poppy)

730 seeds   $3.00
Poppy 'Hungarian Breadseed' is an heirloom variety from Hungary. It is prized for its light blue seeds that are used in baking. They have a nutty flavor.

Poppy 'Hungarian Breadseed' has single, purple flowers with dark blotches. The large, ornamental pods are good for dried flower arrangements. It's shown here with Nigella damascena. Also known as Poppy 'Hungarian Blue Breadseed'.

height 30"


Papaver paeoniflorum 'Antique Shades' (Peony Poppy)

1,000 seeds   $3.00
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 'Hens and Chicks'
Papaver somniferum 'Hens & Chicks' (Poppy)

650 seeds   $3.00
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. 

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

height 30"

Also see California Poppy Seeds

Also see Perennial Poppy Seeds

Annual Flower Seeds

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