Poppy Flowers

Planting Poppy Seed

Anonymous added on September 11, 2015 | Answered

I just received a packet of California poppy seed. Can I plant them now (Sept) in Illinois?

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Answered on September 13, 2015

Direct sow your seeds outside in early spring. Prepare the area by raking loose the top few inches of soil, plant the seeds and cover lightly (only about 1/8 in. deep). Keep the soil moist after planting until the seeds germinate in 14 - 28 days, depending on the temperature. Here is more information on growing poppies: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/poppy/growing-poppy-flowers.htm

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