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Papaver somniferum

To swap with Angela Jackson

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I have loads of fresh seeds from last year, various colours, the usual pale purple through to bright pink.

Pot Size
1 litre

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Plant Finder: about Papaver somniferum

Common names

Opium poppy, Pepperbox, White poppy, Poppy


Papaver somniferum (Opium poppy). This hardy annual species is highly ornamental and will produce deep purple and red blooms. The fruits and sap are poisonous.


They are fully to frost hardy and will prefer little or no shade with deep, moist, well-drained soil. You should sow the seed in spring or autumn.

Interest and use

Ornamental, culinary, dried arrangements

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Papaver somniferum | Kingsdon, Somerset, TA11 | Copyright Greenplantswap 2020
  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessHardy (min -10°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile, Medium, Low salinity
  • Soil pH6.0 to 8.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

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