Poppy somniferum Mix

I love poppies and none more so than these whoppers, elegant opium poppies, with the pods almost as handsome as the flowers in a deep, rich array of colours. More
450 seeds (to cover 2m x 1m or equivalent area) 020090 £5.95 Delivery mid December
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I love poppies and none more so than these whoppers, elegant opium poppies, with the pods almost as handsome as the flowers in a deep, rich array of colours.

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Genus Papaver somniferum
Group/Species somniferum
Variety Black Beauty, Cherry Glow, Dark Plum
Type Hardy Annual
Common Name Opium Poppy
Border Position Middle
Soil Type Neutral
Scent Unscented
Site Full Sun
Moisture Well-drained
Height 90cm (36in)
Spacing Plant 30cm (12in) apart.
Sowing, Seeds, Planting Sow April-May and/or late August-September.
Care Tips They do not like transplanting so sow in situ. 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. Sear stem ends in boiling water for 20 seconds.
Harvesting Flowers will proliferate until first frosts.
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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