Papaver somniferum 'Dark Plum'

Papaver somniferum 'Dark Plum' has petals in a plum purple, excellent on it's own or in a mix of colours. Comes true from self-sown seed. More
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Papaver somniferum 'Dark Plum' has petals in a plum purple, excellent on it's own or in a mix of colours. Comes true from self-sown seed.

Opium poppies are a wonderful garden flower which pops up of its own volition, from one year to the next. Beautiful in flower and the seedpods are fantastic for arranging – we use them fresh, dried and sprayed silver at Christmas – an all round unmissable posse of plants.

Please note: This is harmful if eaten.

Genus Papaver somniferum
Group/Species somniferum
Variety Dark Plum
Type Hardy Annual
Common Name Opium Poppy
Border Position Back, Middle
Soil Type Chalky, Neutral, Sandy
Scent Unscented
Site Full Sun
Moisture Moist but Well-drained, Well-drained
Height 90cm (36in)
Spacing Plant 30cm (12in) apart.
Sowing, Seeds, Planting Sow thinly just below the surface March-May and/or late August-September. Dislikes root disturbance. For best results direct sow.
Care Tips Protect from slugs and snails. They will self-sow.
Flowering Late May - August, 10-12 weeks from a spring sowing
Vase Life 1-2 days, but worth it. Sear stem ends in boiling water for 20 seconds.
Harvesting Flower production: 8-10 weeks.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  • Sow Under Cover/Plant Indoors
  • Direct Sow/Plant Outdoors
  • Flowers/Harvest
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Papaver somniferum 'Dark Plum' reviews

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Reviewed 12th August 2019 by Margaret

Service excellent but poor germination probably due to weather extremes. Both packs of poppy. Only 3 plants which died off v small.

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Cynthia

Did not germinate but hope they might next year!