Papaver somniferum ‘China Pink’ | ‘Opium Poppy’ | ~100 seeds
‘China Pink’ is a rather rare variety of Papaver somniferum (‘Opium Poppy’), which may take slightly longer than other types to reach maturity, but is well worth the wait! Covetable for its reddish-pink blooms and nutritious seed and reaching around a metre high once fully-grown; ‘China Pink; makes for a great addition to any ornamental flower garden.
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