Papaver somniferum ‘Izmir’ | ‘Opium Poppy’ | Seeds
‘Izmir’ is a much-celebrated variety of the glorious Papaver somniferum – the ‘Opium Poppy’. This gorgeous poppy hails from the famous farms of Izmir, Turkey, where it is prized for its beauty, as well as its nutritious and tasty seeds. This really is a fantastic Turkish Papaver somniferum variety!
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!
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