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Wednesday's Flower

Hungarian Blue Bread Seed Poppy

Wednesday's Story

Each mauve-purple, veiny, crinkled petal…

Is unfolding from its light green capsule that has been protecting it in its infancy. Now having broken its shell, each petal is stretching out as far as it can reach and inviting the bees and the butterflies to come visit and pollinate; giving back to the world through its own instinct.

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points of interest

In summer, solitary, bowl-shaped, papery, mauve-purple flowers with dark spots at the petal bases appear atop wiry and hairy stems. Stems emit a milky latex sap when broken. Leaves are glaucous, blue-green. Flower are short lived. After flowering, large seedpods appear that are useful in dried arrangements or to harvest seeds for cooking.

general care

Grow in deep, fertile, well-drained soil in full sun. Sew seed in situ in spring and allow to self-seed, if desired.

friday’s flower fact

Unlike its ornamental counterparts, the bread seed poppy does not shed its seeds when ripe. A high number of poppy seeds are contained within the seedpods, which can be used in baking muffins, cakes, bread and bagels, and they are the only non-toxic part of the plant.

Common Names | Hungarian Blue Bread Seed Poppy
Botanical Name | Papaver somniferum
Family | Papaveraceae
Type | Annual
Origin | Unknown
Zone | 3-8
Flower Height | 2-3’
Flower Diameter | 4”

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Varying perspectives of Wednesday’s Flower from bud to full bloom

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