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Yellow Horned Poppy Seeds (Glaucium flavum)

$3.95
Item #:
600019
Availability:
Usually ships in 2-3 business days.
Item #:
600019
Availability:
Usually ships in 2-3 business days.

Description

Harvested from the gardens at Monticello.
This unusual short-lived yet self-seeding perennial - native to the coastal regions of North Africa, Europe, Britain, and Western Asia was observed naturalized along the New England coast as early as the 17th century.  Thomas Jefferson planted seeds of Yellow Horned Poppy at Monticello in an oval bed southeast of the house in 1807.  It has attractive, bluish-gray foliage and bears bright golden-yellow, poppy-like flowers followed by strange, "horned" seed pods. Jefferson-documented: This plant was documented by Thomas Jefferson in his Garden Book, Notes on the State of Virginia, or other writings.

Sow seeds indoors 10-12 weeks before last frost; keep the seeds at 35-40 degrees F for 3-4 weeks, then move to 65 degree F. Transplant to 3” pots once they have several true leaves, then harden off and plant outdoors after last frost in well-drained to dry soil. Approximately 20-25 seeds per packet.

 

 Exposure  Planting Method  Planting Depth  Days to Emerge  Plant Spacing  Size at Maturity  Zones 
Full Sun Transplant 1/4" 10-30 after chill 2' apart 2-3'H 5b-10


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