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Poppy Seeds – California Poppy Rosa Romantica

12/20/2013 Comments off

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California Poppy – Rosa Romantica

There are an enormous range of California poppy seeds for you to enjoy, and filling your garden with as many specimens as possible can turn into a great hobby. Beautiful white varieties such as White Linen offer an early bloom to the garden in spring, while vibrant Jelly Beans gives a host of hues to excite borders with explosive color. But one of the loveliest varieties is that of the serenely named Rosa romantica.

As its name suggest this California poppy offers petals colored with a rose hue. However, the petals are patterned with additional colors of salmon pink and pale yellow, creating an amazing and stunning bloom that will really catch the eye. And, with the blooms also being double petaled Rose romantica really offers something special to any garden.

Like all California poppy Rosa romantica is an annual specimen which will bloom profusely throughout the year before dying off as the first frosts hit. However, with this plant developing hundreds of poppy seeds at the end of its flowering year you can easily collect and store the tiny seeds so that you can sow new plants the following year.

With such a stunning bloom Rosa romantic really looks best when planted in large groups on its own. Filling a container, hang basket or window box with this stunning variety will create a showy scene that will always stop you in your tracks. Meanwhile, if you want to plant it in borders ensure that you have a contrasting backdrop so as too really show blooms off. And once you have these poppy seeds in your garden you never want to be without them again.

For more information on this beautiful bloom and to buy seeds for your garden, visit One Stop Poppy Shoppe.com.

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Poppy Seeds – Poppies in the Childrens Garden

05/25/2011 Comments off
Poppy Seeds Purple Gleam

California Poppy 'Purple Gleam'

Introducing gardening to children at any early age is a great way to get young ones interested in nature. Putting in a few herbs or salad crops is a fantastic way to educate children as to where food comes from. Meanwhile, the iconic sunflower has long been used as a child’s flower, with kids across the world enjoying watching these immense plants shoot towards the sky and measuring them each day to see how tall they’ve got. Another group of plants which can be great to grow with children is poppies because they’re easy, quick growing and will be covered with flowers throughout the Read more…

Fall Sowing California Poppy Seeds – Annual Garden Poppies

12/31/2010 Comments off
California Poppy 'Purple Gleam'

California Poppy 'Purple Gleam'

Many specimens of poppy variety including papaver somniferum breadseed poppies, California poppies, and taffeta poppies are annuals and are grown from poppy seeds. This means that unless you let your plants seed themselves around the garden, you will need to save your seeds or new specimens will have to be planted each year to continue enjoying vibrant flowers. And while sowing is normally done in the spring for many varieties, planting the poppy seeds of California poppies in the fall can ensure bountiful and early blooms when the spring arrives. Read more…