Category: Seminum | Sub-Category: Annuals for Sun
Scientific Name (Genus/Species): Papaver somniferum Mix
(A) to 3.5′. Southeast Europe, West Asia. We are lucky to have a number of showy variants of the classic Opium Poppy that self-sow each year in the Flower Garden. Stems and leaves are a glaucous, greyish-green and sparsely covered with coarse hairs. Jaggedly incised and toothed leaves clasp the upright stems at the base. Tissue paper-like flowers are typically four-petalled, but often double, vary widely in colour and can have dark makings at the petal bases. Flower centres feature many attractive stamens arranged in multiple whorls. The beautiful and persistent fruits are hairless, rounded, many-seeded capsules opening by pores just below the apex. Whilst we cannot promise specific colours, we can assure you great satisfaction in establishing these self sowers in your full sun garden. Best sown in situ upon receipt.
This year’s colours include:
Lavender, Magenta, Orange, Pink, Peach, Purple and Red.