Poppy Seeds - Lauren's Grape Poppy
- Seed Count: 100 Seeds
- Maturity Date: 60-70 days from planting
- Plant Type: Annual
- Flower Characteristics: Deep purple, almost grape-like color
- Growth Environment: Full sun, well-drained soil
- Plant Height: Up to 30 inches
- Ideal for: Borders, wildflower gardens, cut flowers
- Special Note: Attracts pollinators
History: Lauren's Grape Poppy is a striking variety that has captured the hearts of gardeners and flower enthusiasts for its unique, deep purple blooms that resemble the color of grapes. Poppies, in general, have a rich history that spans many cultures and continents, revered for their beauty and symbolic meanings. Lauren's Grape, with its distinct coloration, is a relatively recent addition to the poppy family, quickly becoming a favorite for its dramatic presence in the garden.
Uses: This variety is particularly favored for creating eye-catching borders and adding a splash of color to wildflower gardens. The rich, grape-colored blooms also make excellent cut flowers, adding a touch of elegance to floral arrangements. Beyond their ornamental value, Lauren's Grape Poppies attract pollinators, making them a beneficial addition to any garden ecosystem.
Growing Habits & Planting Instructions: Lauren's Grape Poppy thrives in full sun and prefers well-drained soil. To plant, scatter the tiny seeds on the soil surface in early spring, as poppies do best when they experience a period of cold before germinating. Avoid covering the seeds with soil, as they need light to germinate. Space the plants about 6-8 inches apart. Once established, they require minimal care, though they should be watered during prolonged dry spells. These poppies will self-seed, ensuring a continued display in your garden year after year. Their upright habit and height of up to 30 inches make them a striking presence in any garden setting.