Papaver somniferum ‘Asian O.B.’, ‘Asian Smooth Pod’, ‘Izmir Asian O.B.’ | ‘Opium Poppy’ | 100 seeds
Papaver somniferum ‘Asian Smooth Pod’ (also known as ‘Asian O.B.’ and ‘Izmir Asian O.B.’) is an especially gorgeous example of the much-maligned ‘Opium Poppy’.
Originating from the former Izmir farm, ‘Asian O.B.’ form purple, red and white flowers up to five inches in diameter. Lovely tall plants that produce big and smooth ovoid seed pods when mature.
There aren’t many species easier to grow than poppies, and this one grows with full and sheltered sun and in clay, chalk, loam or sand – whether acid, alkaline or neutral – provided it’s well-drained and situated in USDA Hardiness Zones 7-11. This is a hard-to-obtain and truly fantastic variety of Papaver somniferum that well deserves a place in every ornamental flower garden!
All the seed sold by Arkham’s Botanical was freshly and ethically sourced in 2018