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Papaver somniferum

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Papaver somniferum
  • Papaver somniferum
  • Papaver somniferum
Opium Poppy

Information from reverse of packet:
Hardy annual with pink to pale purple flowers in early summer, followed by large pepper pot seed heads. Can self-sow but colour may vary, best in sun and moist well-drained soil.

Height: 1.2m
Spread: 30cm

Surface sow in moist compost in containers in autumn or early spring. Lightly cover seeds with a thin layer of fine grit. Seedlings resent disturbance so prick out as soon as possible. Alternatively sow in situ.

This packet contains one glassine bag of seeds.

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