Papaver somniferum ‘Afghan Poppy Reselected’ | ‘Opium Poppy’ | ~100 seeds
‘Afghan Poppy Reselected’ is a great quality strain of Papaver somniferum (‘Opium Poppy’), originating genetically from the famous fields of Afghanistan. Besides being an absolutely beautiful plant (and hence often grown as an ornamental talking-piece), this poppy variety produces a great deal of tasty and nutritious seed, making it an especially rewarding species to grow in any garden!
A flowering annual which is easily cultivated from seed, somniferum grows in full and sheltered sun, in clay, chalk, loam or sand (either acid, alkaline or neutral). Just make sure that you’re somewhere in USDA Hardiness Zones 7-11, allow adequate drainage and you’ll soon have your very own – wildly colourful – poppy patch!
All the seed sold by Arkham’s Botanical was freshly and ethically sourced