Papaveraceae: a vigorous, suckering, rhizomatous herbaceous perennial to 2m. Found in dry canyons in chaparral and coastal sage scrub plant communities, sometimes in areas recently burned. The flowers are large, solitary flower with six crinkly white petals each up to 10 cm (4 in) long. At the centre of the flower is a cluster of many yellow stamens, blooming from July-September. The fruit are bristly capsules, from 3–4 cm long, containing many tiny seeds. The leaves are grey-green, waxy-textured, and divided into a few lance-shaped lobes.
Cold-germinators are still referred to as frost-germinators, although this isn’t quite correct. The sowing must be kept warm (about +18 to +22°C) [about 64 to 72°F] and moist for the first 2–4 weeks. After this period, the sowing must be kept at a cold temperature (between –4 and +4°C) [between 25 and 39°F] for another 4–6 weeks. Grow against a warm, sunny wall protected from cold winds. Mulch deeply prior to winter. They dislike transplanting but once established it can spread, so site with care.
NOTE: After the cooling-period some species need a longer time until germination starts. As some seeds do not germinate until the next year, it is important not to throw away the seed trays too early.
APPROX. 100+ SEEDS
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I have had to remove all listings of poisonous plants, which include the nightshade family, and monkshoods. All these plants and more are still available from my store:
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