1/2 g. Slovakian 'Ziar' Poppy seeds, Papaver somniferum, USDA Organic
A Slovakian variety once a mainstay of the local cuisine in Eastern Europe. A true bread seed poppy with pretty deep pink flowers. Ziar was bred over the centuries to eliminate the vents in its extra large seed head so the blue seeds stay inside the heads to be collected later instead of spilling out like usual. Ornamental single pink to red petals with centers ranging from pale red to blue.
Poppies like calcium-rich soil, full sun, and don’t transplant well. For best results thin to three feet apart. Some folks tie a group of plants together for support against wind breakage. Isolate from other poppies by at least 250' if you wish to save seed.