Breadseed Poppy ‘Rattle Poppy’

Papaver species

Features

  • Dryable
  • Easy to grow
  • Edible
  • Foliage & Filler
  • One-hit wonder
  • Pollinator-friendly

Description

Also known in the trade as ‘Ziar’

The giant, pale lavender petals of this beauty have dark grape-purple centers. This long-flowering, drought-tolerant poppy produces huge, decorative seedpods that are as large as limes. Breadseed poppies are easy to grow and make a wonderful addition to any garden.

Details

Plant type: hardy annual
Height: 36 to 48 in
Site: full sun
Days to maturity: 80 to 90 days
Plant spacing: 12 in
Pinch: not necessary

Seed Sowing & Growing Notes

Breadseed poppies resent transplanting and do best when direct-sown. Sow seed directly into the garden after all danger of frost has passed. Slugs love them, so keep an eye out.

Harvesting/Vase Life

Harvest when flowers are half-open, and sear stem ends in boiling water for 7 to 10 seconds. The flowers of this variety of poppy aren’t particularly long lasting; expect a vase life of 2 to 3 days. Seedpods can be dried and used indefinitely.

Details

Description

Also known in the trade as ‘Ziar’

The giant, pale lavender petals of this beauty have dark grape-purple centers. This long-flowering, drought-tolerant poppy produces huge, decorative seedpods that are as large as limes. Breadseed poppies are easy to grow and make a wonderful addition to any garden.

Details

Plant type: hardy annual
Height: 36 to 48 in
Site: full sun
Days to maturity: 80 to 90 days
Plant spacing: 12 in
Pinch: not necessary

Seed Sowing & Growing Notes

Breadseed poppies resent transplanting and do best when direct-sown. Sow seed directly into the garden after all danger of frost has passed. Slugs love them, so keep an eye out.

Harvesting/Vase Life

Harvest when flowers are half-open, and sear stem ends in boiling water for 7 to 10 seconds. The flowers of this variety of poppy aren’t particularly long lasting; expect a vase life of 2 to 3 days. Seedpods can be dried and used indefinitely.

Sources

How to Grow

How to Grow

How to Start Flowers from Seed
How to Grow Poppies
Fabulous Foliages and Fillers
Easy-to-grow Hardy Annuals
Grasses, Grains, and Pods
Discovering Dried Flowers
How to Start Flowers from Seed
How to Grow Poppies
Fabulous Foliages and Fillers
Easy-to-grow Hardy Annuals
Grasses, Grains, and Pods
Discovering Dried Flowers

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