Growing these old-fashioned poppies offers triple rewards: glorious flowers, handsome pods and nutty-tasting seeds from the same ornamental plants. Gray-green Pepperbox plants send up nodding stems of large papery-textured purple, red and pale pink blossoms, all with dark center blotches. After the petals drop, their big pods swell as the blue-black seeds mature to harvest when dry for baking. Or keep the pods for beautiful decorations. Approx. 1000 seeds/pack. Mature height 3-4 ..
Striking, intensely red blooms with jet-black markings float above airy foliage.
Silky scarlet petals form 3" diameter flowers with four large black markings in the center. Adds a vibrant splash of color to beds and borders! Flowers have long, wiry stems over light green, ferny foliage. An abundant seed producer; may naturalize in mild climates. Scatter seeds and rake in lightly, then thin to 6" apart. Papaver rhoeas. Prefers poor soil. 2-3' tall. Re-seeding annual. Maturity 65 ..
Simple, silky orange flowers accented by wispy blue-green foliage.
Prolific sun-loving blooms are very attractive in flower beds or naturalized in fields. Start transplants 2-3 weeks before last frost or direct sow after last frost 1/4" deep; transplant carefully and thin to a final spacing of 6" apart. Eschscholzia californica. Naturalizes in poor, dry soil. 8-12" tall. Re-seeding annual. Maturity 85 days.