Poppy ‘Mother of Pearl’ – 10 Stems
POPPY CARE INFORMATION: PLEASE READ!
Papaver rhoeas, aka Shirley poppies, have a vase life of up to 5 days if you follow a few tips! Good vase life starts on the farm – when we harvest, we cut when the poppies are still in bud and strip off excess foliage and buds so water travels up the stem and directly to the main flower. You’ll also notice that the stems have been flame-seared at the bottoms to keep in the poppy’s hydrating milky sap. We recommend you DO NOT re-cut the stems of your poppies! But if you must, you have to re-sear the bottoms of the stems with a flame or with a quick dip in boiling water. If you’re traveling any distance with your poppies, bring some water for them to travel in, and keep your poppies as cool as possible for best vase life. When you receive your poppies, some will probably still be in bud – they usually pop out of their shells on their own, but if they haven’t within a day or two, it’s ok to help them! Gently peel the protective shell off to reveal the little wrinkly poppy inside, and the flower will unfurl within a few hours. What poppies like best is to sit in a cool spot and do their thing – they’re amazing to watch as they unfurl, open, and drop their petals to reveal their beautiful pods.
Curbside pickup will be at the Tiny Hearts Farm flower shop in Hillsdale, NY, between 11am and 4pm on Friday or Saturday, and the order deadline is 12 noon on Thursday. When you check out, you’ll be asked to choose a pick-up day. We’ll have your pre-ordered flowers ready for you either outside in the parking lot (conditions permitting) or inside our shop if it’s warm or inclement weather. An attendant will be present to assist you or to bring out your flowers and all interactions will be open air and contact free. We’re unable to allow customers to enter the flower shop for any reason at this time, and we ask that you keep at least a six foot distance from our staff members and other customers. Thank you for understanding.
We’ve been inundated with inquiries about flower availability and are so appreciative of everyone’s interest and grateful for the support! Since we’re just two people running the farm right now (at a time when we would usually be a team of 8!), the farm is demanding nearly all our attention. We won’t be able to respond to special requests or inquiries at this time – thank you for understanding!