Papaver somniferum 'Dark Plum'
In this mix
|Direct Sow/ Plant Out|
- Hardy Annual
- Border (Middle)
- Broad Tolerance
- Late May - August, 10-12 weeks from a spring sowing
- 90cm (36in)
- Common name
- Opium Poppy
- 100 seeds
- Full Sun
- 30cm (12in)
- Dislikes root disturbance so best sown direct. Scatter seeds through borders in spring or autumn. Easy to grow in any well-drained soil in full sun or light shade.
With 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.
If you have ordered these seeds, we have had unforeseen delays and they will now be available early April. We apologise for any inconvenience.
Pick or deadhead flowers regularly to encourage growth and to prolong flowering. Remove seed heads if you do not want it to self-seed. Caution: Harmful if eaten.