Mother of Pearl Poppy
Certified Organic Seed
Abundant, luminescent blooms.
Sir Cedric Morris was a 20th-century British artist who not only painted an array of portraits and still lifes but also practiced horticultural artistry, breeding new varieties of irises and poppies. For this poppy, he wanted to create a pastel palette of dusty pinks, muted purples, and blushed whites—all with a shell-like luster. The overall impression of a field of these poppies is that of an artist's palette, one on which the colors have been gently—but unthoroughly—mixed before being applied to the canvas.
Contains a range of colors including white, pink, maroon, and red.
About Hudson Valley Seed Company
These folks are both farmers and storytellers. They are committed to growing organically, sourcing locally and sustainably, and preserving crop diversity by selecting unique, rare, and hard-to-find varieties. All of their seeds are open pollinated, many are heirloom and organic, and they are never GMO. They were one of the first companies to sign the Open Source Seed Initiative (OSSI), and remain committed to their values of sustainability.
They believe that a seed is more than meets the eye: it is a time capsule telling tales of the plants, crops, and people that came before us. Every seed has a story, sometimes going back thousands of years. At Hudson Valley Seed Company, they aim to celebrate these stories, and they’ve found the best medium in which to do so is art. Each year, they commission artists to tell the story of a particular seed variety.