Chima Family Heirloom Poppy
The stunning double flowers of this breadseed poppy are coral-pink and reach 2-2 ½' tall. Valeria Dukelow donated this gorgeous poppy to Seed Savers Exchange in 2012 and has grown it in her Pittsburgh garden since the 1960s, when she obtained the seeds from her Romanian-born mother. All plant parts except the seeds are toxic.
- Stunning double dark pink to red blooms
- Grows 2 to 2.5 feet tall
- Blooms late June - July
Instructions - Direct seeding is preferable, as poppies do not like to have their roots disturbed. Sow seeds outdoors in the early spring when the soil is still cool and light frost is possible. Can also be sown in the fall just before the ground freezes. Plants will tolerate poor soil.
- Direct Seed: 1/4" Deep
- Germination: 10-15 Days
- Thin: 8-10" Apart
- Light: Full Sun
Ratings & Reviews
The best performing P. somniferum in my garden this year, first to bloom, most buds, lushest foliage. The color is a saturated warm red.
What a gorgeous poppy! Every seed germinated and I gave shovels full away! They do not transplant well but most of them made it….the original planting bloomed today ..July 11 and they are absolutely stunning. The color is not red but a red /blue/orange. Blossoms are smaller than some poppies but the vibrancy makes up for that. Love love them
A Friend’s family poppy!
by Mary Wolling
This is a beautiful red coral poppy from the Romanian family of my friend Valeria Dukelow who met an untimely death a few years ago. The poppy is as beautiful as she was. A stunning poppy with beautiful fringed edges on the petals.