Papaver hybridum, ‘Pink & White’
Poppy hybridum prefers a cooler climate and grow best in loose, well drained soil, so should be planted out only when extreme heat is not anticipated. The seeds can be sown in the fall or early spring as soon as the last winter snow recedes. Freezing seeds for 48 hours before sowing can increase the germination percentage. Seeds will not germinate if warmer than 60 F and do not transplant well.
This stunning ‘Afghan Pink & White’ fringed-petal poppy grows up to 4 ft in height and produces numerous flower heads per plant. Begins blooming early to mid summer. The flowers will attract a variety of beneficial insects to the garden, such as butterflies, bumblebees, ladybugs, and even hummingbirds.
When dried, the large seed pods are prized by florists for flower arrangements and other crafts. (Folks regularly sell these to florists.)
Height: 3- 4 ft
Zones: All (annual)