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Poppy: Opium White Seed

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1000 Organic White Opium Poppy Seeds [approx]

Name: Poppy: Opium White

Latin Name: Papaver somniferum

Plant Type: Annual

Description: White Opium Poppy produces white flowers with a lilac centre. The flowers bloom for a short time, and then they are replaced by their large seed heads. In late summer/Autumn, their seed heads can be removed and shaked around the garden to spread the seed for the following year. White Opium Poppy can grow to be over 1 metre tall.

Germination Rate: 89%

Seed Origin: Netherlands

Sowing: April to May

Flowering: June to August

How To Grow White Opium Poppy From Seed: Sow poppy seeds directly into the spot in the garden where they are to grow. Sprinkle the seeds thinly into a prepared shallow drill, and cover lightly with soil.

When the seedlings establish, thin them to leave roughly 25cm between each plant. Keep the strongest of the seedlings. The plants can grow over 1 metre in height. Each plant will produce many flowers, each flower only lasting a few days.

Alternatively, sow the seed in large pots. Try not to transplant poppies, as they don’t take well to this.

White Opium Poppy is a great source of pollen for honey bees. Butterflies also adore this beautiful flower.