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Opium Poppy

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Image of Papaver somniferum
Image of Papaver somniferum

Papaver somniferum

  • Large papery flowers in shades of pink and purple have a darker centre.
  • A very pretty subject for the garden that looks beautiful when planted in drifts.
  • Hardy Annual.

Supplied as compost block grown plants (supplied in mixed colours only).

Available from approximately April 2019

5 or more £1.40GBPGBP
each. Group & quantity discounts
Qty:
Pollinator Friendly

To many the 'Opium Poppy' conjures up sinister thoughts. In reality this is a truly beautiful flowering plant in its own right - as well as being both 'sinister' (in its use for the production of heroine and illegal opium) as well as being a 'benefit to society' (as the source of legal opiates including codeine).

But just enjoy this plant for its beautiful flowers in shades of pinks and purple which are large and 'open' with a papery appearance. Flowering over a period of a couple of months, each flower lasts just a few days before maturing to the seed pod - which equally give a lovely architectural effect. Plant on mass for a truly stunning display.

Recommended by the RHS to be an excellent attractant and nectar source for bees and other beneficial insects.

  • Flower June - August.
  • Grow to around 2 - 3 feet (60 - 90 cm) tall.
  • Thrive in full sun.
  • Prefer well drained soils - and particularly good on poorer soils.
  • Hardy annual though can prove tender in very wet winters.
  • Provided they are grown away from other poppies they will set seed quite true to type.

Please Note
Cultivation of Papaver somniferum is legal in the UK - the harvesting and processing of it for the production of drugs, legal or otherwise, is not!

How To...

How To Plant Out Ornamentals
Detailed advice on how to plant out ornamentals, including information on recommended planting distances.

General Information

What's A Compost Block Grown Plant?
Information on the size of the compost blocks that Victoriana grow their plants in - and what you can expect to receive.

Pollinator Friendly Plants
A detailed guide to the seeds and plants sold by Victoriana Nursery Gardens that will attract and provide a food source to bees and other beneficial pollinating insects.

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https://www.victoriananursery.co.uk/Opium_Poppy/