Poppy ‘Supreme’ – 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.
Pickup will be at the Tiny Hearts Farm flower shop in Hillsdale, NY, during our regularly scheduled business hours. We’ll have your pre-ordered flowers ready for you to pickup on the selected day you choose at checkout and additional flowers available to purchase in the shop, too!
Health and Safety Protocols
In accordance with C.D.C. guidelines, we’re no longer requiring those who are fully vaccinated to wear a face mask when inside our flower shop. If you aren’t yet vaccinated, we ask that you please continue to wear your face covering when in the flower shop. Thank you for your cooperation!