Our Favorite Poppy Flower Seeds


We love poppy flowers. Not just the familiar papaver varieties, but also Eschscholtzias, and Meconopsis types as well. Below are some of our favorites:

Germination and growing tips for poppies
When you want excitement in June, consider Poppies, whose ruffled and shimmering petals pack more pigment than you can imagine. Plants Poppies in groups in a sunny, well-drained position and match them with summer bloomers or annuals that spread out and will conceal their early dormancy.

The best times to start growing poppies and plant seeds is either early fall, or in the first part of March. Planting in Fall will result in earlier blooms the following Spring, whereas planting in Spring will result in Summer blooms. Alternately, you can plant half your seeds in the Fall, and half in the Spring. Although the optimal germination temperature is about 60 degrees Fahrenheit, the seeds will germinate at warmer temperatures, but they germinate best when planted in cool to cold soil, the warming soil will trigger germination.

Do not start papaver types in warm to hot weather. Germination will be poor and plants may not grow, start them in late fall to early spring.

To plant, simply cast seeds directly on top of loose, moist soil. Press seeds lightly into soil, but do not cover them more than the thickness of the seed.

Be sure to be aware of all the creatures that will ruin your poppy growing experience. Birds, for one, like to eat poppy seeds. So you may need to put up a net above the seeds until they sprout. Or, you can start them indoors under lights or on a window sill. Poppies have very sensitive root systems and do not transplant well, so be sure to start them in Seedman's Seed Starter Cups so you can transplant them outdoors once they sprout, if you do not use the cups, then use deep trays or pots.

Keep the soil moist for the first couple weeks until you see the sprouts come up. Then, cut back on the watering, only watering thoroughly every few days. This helps the new sprouts develop a strong root system by forcing them to search for water deep below the surface. Plus, it lowers the chance of mold and root rot, which poppies are very susceptible to.

Be careful when watering not to wash away the seeds or any new sprouts. Water gently with a spray bottle, or use a drip system.

One Million Poppy Seed Kit ( Item # D9909 )
We've had so many requests for bulk poppy seeds, that we decided to put together this incredible package of seeds for the poppy flower lovers.
This seed kit does contain somewhere in the range of one million poppy seeds and will seed an area of over 8,000 square feet! The name comes from the fact that the original kit did contain over a million seeds ( over six ounces of all papaver seeds which have about 198,000 seeds per ounce ), but after lots of trials, we added california poppies to the blend to increase the blooming time and color range, and the larger Escscholzia seeds knocked the seed count down somewhat.
This mixture of poppies will grow anywhere in the US.
This is a perfect mixture to use for Flower Gardens, Roadsides, Meadows, and Cut Flowers.
This mix is predominately corn poppies ( papaver rhoeas varieties ) in brilliant shades of white, red and pink, mixed with California Poppy ( Escscholzia californian ) in brilliant orange, Iceland Poppies ( Papaver nudicaule ) in shades of radiant white, yellow and orange along with a sprinkling of different Papaver and Escscholzia varieties added to blend out the color range.
Complete planting instuctions provided with each kit. Each pack will contain about six ounces of seed.Cannot ship to WV
  D9909 One Million Poppy Seed Kit $24.95
Papaver Varieties

If you are looking for the American Legion and Red Flanders Poppy, you will find these in our 95 cent seed package selections at GoodCentsFlowers Seed Selection.
3535 Midnight ( Papaver Somniferum )
This is the first time we have ever offered this poppy, it has a unique dark hue that is very attractive.
Midnight Elegant, single blooms in such a deep shade of scarlet that it appears black. Hauntingly dark, monochromatic look stuns when planted en masse or against contrasting colors. Grows 24-30 inches tall with almost black single bloom. It is adaptable to both sun and partial shade.
Annual, zones 3-9.
92mg package ( over 100 seeds ) $2.25
3536 Hungarian Breadseed Poppy ( Papaver Somniferum )
Beautiful heirloom variety of Poppy in vintage shades with silvery, paper-thin petals. Grows up to 40 inches tall with vivid purple-blue flowers
Enjoy in your garden as an ornamental, then break dry seed heads open for a high yield of blue-black seeds used for breads, cakes, muffins or to replant.
A unique addition to your kitchen garden!
Annual, zones 3-9.
94mg package ( over 100 seeds ) $2.25
3537 Violetta Blush ( Papaver Somniferum )
An easy to grow poppy that will give you huge dramatic blooms reminiscent of classic peonies, but without the waiting and the work. Violetta Blush Poppies are the best of both worlds. A low maintenance annual plant that produce full frilly blooms up to 4 inches across on long sturdy stems perfect for cutting. The pinkish/purple hues of the flowers are beautifully offset by lush, blue-green foliage.
Annual, zones 3-8.
95mg package ( over 100 seeds ) $2.25
SF086 Pepperbox Poppy ( Papaver Somniferum Pepperbox )
Pepperbox is an heirloom variety poppy that has been a favorite of gardeners for centuries. Often called the Bread Seed poppy, Pepperbox seed is widely used in baking and deserts. The large pods produce an abundance of seed and are also very attractive when used in flower arrangements.
Pepperbox poppies grow 3 feet or more in height and produce several blooms per plant. The flowers can be up to 5 inches or more across and plants began blooming in the early to mid summer. Flowering lasts up to 8 weeks or more.
Pepperbox poppies can be found in a wide range of colors. This strain has been selected for its extra large white flower with a lilac cross of petals. The maturing green pod in the center helps make these poppies a real eye catcher. A great plant for attracting pollinating insects to your garden. Honeybees find them irresistible!
Zones 3-9.
15mg package ( about 60-75 seeds ) $2.25
SF127 Pink and White Giganteum Poppy ( Papaver Somniferum var. )
This stunning pink and white long stemmed poppy has flowers reaching 3-4 inches across. When dried, the very large seed pods are prized by florists for flower arrangements and other crafts. Bakers use the seeds for bread making and baking. Growing an average of 3 feet high, it is a beautiful addition to any flower garden.
 25mg package ( about 100 seeds ) $2.95
IP138 Fire and Snow Poppy ( Papaver Somniferum var. )
There are varying opinions as to why these poppies are called Fire 'n' Snow. Some say its because they have a white petal at the base of the flowers, others say its because as the blooms age the tips of the petals turn white looking like they have been dusted with snow.
These are stunning flowers to add to any flowerbed. As a single plant dotted amongst a flowerbed or grouped together for a fuller show, they add a vibrant splash of rich red, full, feathered showy blooms which average 4 inches across. The plant averages 3 feet high. The dried pods can be used in flower arrangements or saved for seed. If left in the garden they will easily reseed themselves year after year. The seeds are great for bread making and other baking.
 15mg package ( over 50 seeds ) $2.45
SF128 Pink Dawn Poppy ( Papaver Somniferum var. )
This poppy has showy, large pink blooms with a purple center and an striking blue/green foliage. Bees, birds and butterflies find this plant very attractive. It grows to an average of 2-3 feet tall with a spread of 18-24". It can be grown in flowerbeds, containers and most anyplace you want a splash of color.
 25mg package ( about 100 seeds ) $2.95
IP137 Cory's Poppy ( Papaver Somniferum var. )
Cory's poppy produces flowers up to 5 inches across in a beautiful deep shade of salmon pink. The center of the flower has a cross of dark violet color running half way up the opposing petals, The texture of the petals often make the dark violet look as though it has been painted on with a brush. This beautiful annual poppy is easy to grow, reseeds itself, and will return year after year.
 50mg package ( over 100 seeds ) $2.95
IP136 Queens Poppy ( Papaver Somniferum var. )
Queens poppy has large almost tulip looking flowers, which are a fantastic salmon pink in color with a large white cross at their center. Growing an average of 3 feet high, Queens is an elegant flower to add to any garden flowerbed.
These wonderful blooms are followed by ornamental seed pods that can be dried for decorative use and crafts. The seeds can be used in bread making and baking. These Poppies will easily self seed.
 45mg package ( over 100 seeds ) $2.95
IP097 Pink Bicolor ( Papaver laciniata )
Smashing elegant pink petals with white eye, grows about 30" tall. Bring your garden to life as the stems of silver foliage sway in the breeze, topped by elegant two-tone pink bicolor blooms with irregular and finely slashed 'lacinate' petals. An easy to grow annual that is sure to create interest in your borders. Makes an excellent cut flower, border plant.
Zones 3-9.
17mg package ( 100 or more seeds ) $2.25
FA81 Lilac Pompom Poppy ( Papaver laciniata )
Double lilac flowers, very unusual, grows about 36" tall, blooms in about 10 weeks.
Zones 3-9.
20mg Package ( over 50 seeds ) $2.50
IP001 Salmon Poppy ( Papaver Paeoniflorum )
Salmon Peony Poppy flowers burst forth with lovely salmon colored blooms which are a full 4 - 5 inches across. The blooms form on erect, sturdy stems, and the Peony Poppy plants reach 32 - 40 inches tall and about 12 inches wide. The seed pods that form after the bloom are spent is very attractive, and it they can be dried and preserved for used in dried arrangements.
Zones 5-8.
18g Package of 50 or more seeds, $2.50
SF136 Double Peony Mix ( Papaver Paeoniflorum )
You will want this double peony mix for a delightful display in your summer garden!
These large flowers are 4 inches across and form on long, sturdy stems. They make your garden look great, and cut them often to enjoy beautiful arrangements for indoors.
The plant has blue-green foliage that is intense and makes a complementary backdrop for the showy blooms. When the Peony Poppy flowers are done blooming, oblong seed pods are formed, and they are highly prized as an everlasting, keeping their color and shape for dried arrangements.
Zones 3-8.
50mg pack ( about 100 or more seeds ) $2.50
IP002 Pale Rose Poppy ( Papaver Paeoniflorum )
These large pale rose Peony Poppy flowers are 4 inches across and form on long, sturdy stems. Grown from Peony seeds, they make your garden look great, and cut them often to enjoy beautiful arrangements for indoors! The Peony Poppy plant has blue-green foliage that is intense and makes a complementary backdrop for the showy blooms. When the Peony Poppy flowers are done blooming, oblong seed pods are formed, and they are highly prized as an everlasting, keeping their color and shape for dried arrangements.
Zones 5-8.
18g Package of 50 or more seeds, $2.50
IP003 Cream Poppy ( Papaver Paeoniflorum )
Cut all you want for indoor arrangements because these cream Peony Poppy plants will produce new blooms! Grow these pretty, eye-catching annuals from Peony Poppy seeds. These huge flowers with frilly, creamy, white balls make quite a sparkling display in the flower garden! Peony Poppy flowers are 4 inches across and packed with fringed petals arranged in tight whorls at the end of long, sturdy stems. After the blooms are done, attractive seed pods form that make beautiful dried decorations for arrangements.
Zones 5-8.
25g Package of 50 or more seeds, $2.50
D9827 Orientale Scarlet Poppy ( Papaver orientale )
Radiant, scarlet, papery blooms with black eyes are highlighted against fuzzy, coarsely cut leaves. Flowers up to 2 months in late spring from the third year on. This extremely long-lived poppy goes dormant in the heat of summer.
Zones 4-9.
 15mg Package ( about 75 seeds ) $2.50
D9828 Orientale Poppy/Mixed Colors ( Papaver orientale )
Vivid shades of scarlet, orange and pink.
Zones 4-9.
80mg Package ( about 100 seeds ) $2.50
2453 Crimson Peony ( Papaver paeoniflorum )
Blood red peony flowered poppy, magnificent cut flower, grows 24" tall, hardy to zone 5.
20mg Package ( about 50 seeds ) $2.15
2454 Bombast Red Peony ( Papaver paeoniflorum )
Deep Red peony flowered poppy, huge 5" flower. Good cutflower, grows 30" tall, hardy to zone 5.
15mg Package ( about 40-50 seeds ) $2.15
2467 Coral Reef ( Papaver orientalis )
Pastel coral pink with contrasting dark center, vigorous plants, breakthrough color , grows 32" tall.
Hardy to zone 3.
10mg Package ( about 40 seeds ) $3.75
2469 Bombast Rose Peony ( Papaver paeoniflorum )
Rose colored peony flowered poppy, huge 5" flower. Good cutflower, grows 30" tall, hardy to zone 5.
20mg Package ( about 50 seeds ) $2.45
2455 Pacino Poppy ( Papaver miyabeanum )
Dwarf, finely lobed silvery foliage, lemon yellow flowers first year in summer, for garden or pots. Grows only 8-10 inches tall, hardy to zone 4.
  3mg Package ( about 25 seeds ) $2.15
2456 Matador Poppy ( Papaver nudicale )
Brilliant large scarlet flowers, growing 24 inches tall, hardy to zone 2.
1mg Package ( about 20-25 seeds ), $2.95
2715 San Remo Poppy ( Papaver nudicale )
Very large flowers of pastel colors on strong stems, wonderful for cut flowers, in colors ranging from pastel pink, yellow to orange Many colored mix, blooms early to mid summer, grows about 24" tall, hardy to zone 2.
25mg package ( about 75 seeds ) $2.95
SF070 Purple Passion Poppy ( Papaver paeoniflorum )
Unusual lavender purple, blooms early to mid summer, grows about 24" tall, hardy to zone 3.
15mg package ( about 60 seeds ) $2.25
SF071 Venus Poppy ( Papaver paeoniflorum )
Salmon rose, huge peony-like blooms, blooms early to mid summer, grows about 24" tall, hardy to zone 3.
11mg package ( about 50 seeds ) $2.25
SF072 Antique Shades Poppy ( Papaver paeoniflorum )
You will want this poppy for a delightful display in your summer garden! The large flowers are 4 inches across and form on long, sturdy stems. Grown from seeds, they make your garden look great, and cut them often to enjoy beautiful arrangements for indoors!
The plant has blue-green foliage that is intense and makes a complementary backdrop for the showy blooms. When the flowers are done blooming, oblong seed pods are formed, and they are highly prized as an everlasting, keeping their color and shape for dried arrangements, grows about 36" tall, best suited for zones 3-8.
25mg package ( about 50 seeds ) $2.25
2457 Laurens Springer Grape ( Papaver x Hybrid )
New hybrid - Unique rich deep purple flowers over silver foliage, flowers fast from seed. Grows 24-30" tall, hardy to zone 4.
2mg Package ( about 50-60 seeds ), $2.95
2459 Garden Gnome ( Papaver nudicale )
Compact, large flowers first year in late spring, likes cool weather, wide color range, grows 12 inches tall, hardy to zone 2.
Package of 25 seeds, $2.15
2461 Atlantic Poppy ( Papaver atlanticum )
Dwarf, tangerine flowers grows only 6 inches tall, hardy to zone 4.
Package of 25 seeds, $2.95
2462 Allegro Poppy ( Papaver orientalis )
Dwarf oriental poppy with scarlet red flowers in summer grows 15 inches tall, hardy to zone 3.
15mg Package ( about 40 seeds ) $2.15
2714 Haremstraum Mix Poppy ( Papaver orientalis )
Mix of new hybrid colors. Grows 30" tall, hardy to zone 2.
20mg Package ( about 70 seeds ) $2.65
2463 Victoria Louise Poppy ( Papaver orientalis )
Salmon colored, large flowered, blooms in early to midsummer grows 30 inches tall, hardy to zone 2.
20 mg Package ( 40 seeds ) $2.15
2465 Pizzicato Poppy ( Papaver orientalis )
Fleuroselect, 8" flowers on strong stems, 15-20 flowers per plant, all color mixture grows 20 inches tall, hardy to zone 2.
15mg Package of ( about 40 seeds ) $2.15
2464 Prince of Orange Poppy ( Papaver orientalis )
Fleuroselect, 8" flowers on strong stems, 15-20 flowers per plant, all color mixture grows 20 inches tall, hardy to zone 2.
 15mg Package ( about 40 seeds ) $2.15
2466 Carneum Poppy ( Papaver orientalis )
Salmon shades, mid sized flower for best weather resistance, grows 24 inches tall, hardy to zone 2.
10mg Package ( about 40-50 seeds ) $2.45
2468 Meadow Pastels Poppy ( Papaver nudicale )
Colorful floral mixture of over ten shades of cream, rose, orange, bicolors, grows 24 inches tall, hardy to zone 4.
1mg Package ( about 20-25 seeds ) $2.95
NW65 Iceland Poppy Natural Mix ( Papaver nudicale )
Iceland Poppies are a wonderful source of exceptionally beautiful colors. The flowers nearly glisten in the sun, and their petals look like crinkled silk. These blooms come in an array of colors. Measuring 4 - 5 inches across, these single Poppy blooms open in shades of white, yellow, orange, pink, rose, and red as well as bi-colors.
They put on a fabulous wildflower garden show, and they are among the best for cutting, due to their durable stems and erect flower position.
They are used extensively in the southeast by sowing the wildflower seeds in the fall to create a lavish spring display, but the plants are unable to live through the hot summer that follows.
In cooler climates, plants perform like a perennial for 2 - 3 years. Iceland Poppies prefer full sun and a fertile, well-drained soil. Early flowers during cool weather will be the largest.
USDA Zones: 3 - 9. Height: 12 - 24 inches
750mg pack ( about 4500 seeds ) $2.95
2470 Solar Flare Orange Poppy ( Papaver nudicale )
Fleuroselect, brilliant orange Iceland poppy, multi stemmed, for border or landscape, grows 20 inches tall, hardy to zone 3.
Package of 25 seeds, $2.95
2471 Wonderland Mix Poppy ( Papaver nudicale )
Mix of all colors. Iceland Poppy, large 4" flowers on thick stems, wind and cold resistant, quick from seed, grows 12 inches tall, hardy to zone 2.
2mg pack ( about 20 seeds ) $2.95
2472 Wonderland Orange Poppy ( Papaver nudicale )
Orange Iceland Poppy, large 4" flowers on thick stems, wind and cold resistant, quick from seed, grows 12 inches tall, hardy to zone 2.
1mg Package ( about 20 seeds ) $2.95
2473 Wonderland Pink Poppy ( Papaver nudicale )
Pink Iceland Poppy, large 4" flowers on thick stems, wind and cold resistant, quick from seed, grows 12 inches tall, hardy to zone 2.
2mg Package ( about 20 seeds ) $2.75
TRM954 Wonderland White Poppy ( Papaver nudicale )
White Iceland Poppy, large 4" flowers on thick stems, wind and cold resistant, quick from seed, grows 12 inches tall, hardy to zone 2.
2mg Package ( about 20 seeds ) $2.75
2475 Wonderland Yellow Poppy ( Papaver nudicale )
Yellow Iceland Poppy, large 4" flowers on thick stems, wind and cold resistant, quick from seed, grows 12 inches tall, hardy to zone 2.
Package of 25 seeds, $2.95
2084 Alpine Poppy ( Papaver alpinum )
8" tall. Hardy to zone 4. Blooms the first year in shades of red, yellow, orange, pink or white. The cup shaped flowers have silky petals in a single row around the center. For rock gardens.
5mg Package ( over 100 seeds ) $3.95
2085 Turkish Tulip Poppy ( Papaver glaucum )
Grows 2-21/2 feet tall. This rare Turkish poppy has huge scarlet flowers. Unlike most poppies the flowers hold their petals upright like tulips.
20mg Package ( about 75-100 seeds ) $2.95
BM93 Hens and Chicks Peony Poppy ( A flor