Native Region: South-east Europe, Western Asia
Papaver somniferum 'mauve'
Zone Range: 05-09
Preferred Climate: Temperate to Mediterranean
Harvest Date: Sunday 30 July, 2023
Seed count: 50-60
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.
This seed variety cannot be shipped to US addresses, regardless of permits.
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.