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Florist Pod Poppy

Papaver sp.

A large, attractive, white petaled poppy selected as a florist strain. Blooms are several inches across making this one of the largest blooming garden poppies.

Seed Availability

Seeds are not available for the Florist Pod Poppy. Please visit our seed store to view current selections. Seeds were last available in October 2012.


A slender perennial, growing to 3-5 feet. Large white petaled bloom are accented with purple spots. Blooms last for several days and can be picked for dried arrangements. Large pods follow blooms and ripen several weeks later.


Not frost hardy. Grow as an annual.

Growing Environment

Grows well in slightly cooler conditions, with temperatures from 45-80F. Grow in full sun. Plants need consistent watering through their blooming cycle. Blooms generally appear in 2-3 months from seed.


By seeds. Sow directly in warm soil or start indoors. Seeds germinate within a few weeks in soil temperatures above 65F.


Grown as a garden ornamental for its beautiful, large blooms. This variety is also said to have flowers that dry well, making it useful as a cut flower.

Native Range

Horticultural strain of unknown origin.

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