Poppy Flower Seed - Knowledgebase Question

Name: June Fetherston
Denville, NJ
Question by jfjune
March 17, 1999
When and how long does it take to germinate Poppy Flower Seeds. I am looking to grow red Poppies to attract the hummingbirds in my area. I need to know when to start the seeds for the spring hummers.


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Answer from NGA
March 17, 1999

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Poppies such as the Flanders, Iceland or Champagne Bubbles and Shirley types are normally started from seed broadcast in the garden in very early spring or late the preceding fall. The Flanders and Shirley poppies take about 90 to 100 days to bloom, the Iceland Poppies take about 120 days.

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