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Papaver somniferum ‘Peony-flowered Series’

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0.1 litres

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Plant Finder: about Papaver somniferum ‘Peony-flowered Series’

Common names

Opium poppy, Poppy


Papaver somniferum ‘Peony-flowered Series’ (Opium poppy). A fast-growing annual bearing lobed, pale grey-green leaves. In the summer, large, cup-shaped, double flowers are borne in a variety of colours including: red, pink, purple or white.


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

Italics = data drawn from parent genus or species

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Papaver somniferum ‘Peony-flowered Series’ | Derby, DE3 | Copyright Greenplantswap 2019
  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile, Medium, Low salinity
  • Soil pH6.0 to 8.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

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