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Papaver somniferum 'mauve'

Garden Poppy, Opium Poppy

ca$á3.45   
Seed count: 50-60   
Papaver somniferum 'mauve'
Papaver somniferum 'mauve'
Native Region: South-east Europe, Western Asia
Zone Range: 05-09
Preferred Climate: Temperate to Mediterranean
Harvest Date: Sunday 03 August, 2014
Seed count: 50-60

Description:
Despite its sordid associations, P. somniferum is a beautiful garden annual with attractive glaucous green leaves and large flowers that brighten any meadow garden. The large seed pods are also excellent for dried arrangements. Height to 4 feet; spread 12 inches. Poppy seeds of Papaver somniferum are an important food item and the source of poppyseed oil, a healthy edible oil that has many uses. It is widely grown as an ornamental flower throughout Europe, North America, South America, and Asia.

Notes:
This seed variety cannot be shipped to US addresses, regardless of permits.

Cultivation:
Sow seed where it is to grow. Protect seeds and seedlings from birds. Grow in deep, fertile well-drained soil in full sun. For maximum freshness, please keep seed refrigerated in its original packaging until it is time to plant.

Harvest Date: Sunday 03 August, 2014
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* US ORDERS: Unfortunately due to permit process issues, we have reluctantly discontinued shipping seeds to the US.