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Germination of

Papaver sp.

Poppy Mix - Pride of Canada - Red and White: Pride of Canada, Poppy mix, Red and white poppies

Papaver sp.

Papaver sp.: Poppy seeds should be sown directly into the garden or a container as they don't transplant well. Choose a spot with full sun and well-drained soil. Sow the seeds on top of the soil and press them lightly into the soil. Water gently and keep the soil moist but not waterlogged. Germination should occur within 1-2 weeks.

Some of plants may have very have specific germination requirements that may not be covered in these general instructions. 

Many seeds require pre-treatment before sowing which we try to list here when we can, but this information may not be present here.  Germination times and germination temperatures are to be a guide only.  Many factors can DRASTICALLY affect this.


It's always a good idea to research the specific germination requirements from multiple sources for each plant before attempting to grow them from seed.

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