Pepperbox Breadseed Poppy

One heck of a gorgeous ornamental plant, our Pepperbox Breadseed Poppy has mauve-pink flowers that produce the tiny blue-gray seeds that classic bread and dessert bakers crave. This 2' to 3' tall heirloom should be grown as an annual, although it may well overwinter in more temperate climates. Sow seed directly into the garden in late fall or very early spring. Unfortunately, you will have to decide if you want to grow it for cut flowers or for its seed: you cannot have both. For seed production, allow the flowers to bloom and die back and the seed pods to grow and develop. The Poppy seeds have a unique nutty aroma and unriveled taste that are perfect in lemon-poppy seed pound cake, sweet poppy seed salad dressing (you must try Karen Burroughs' Strawberry Spinach Salad recipe), savory breads and as a decorative and tasty garnish over special fall salads. We particularly love a pear, gorgonzola, candied walnut and Arugula salad dressed with a light sweet vinaigrette and topped with a generous sprinkling of Poppy seeds. Hardy Annual. (OP.) Average seed life: 4 to 5 years.

One packet of about 3,500 seeds
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