Papaver somniferum ‘Lilac Pompom’ | ‘Opium Poppy’ | ~100 seeds
‘Lilac Pompom’ is a wonderfully shaggy, double-bloomed Papaver somniferum (‘Opium Poppy’) variety, prized for its appearance and nutritious and prolific edible seeds!
This really is an especially magnificent type of Papaver somniferum. Crowned with fantastically large, pink-purple-plum flowers (up to approximately ten centimetres in diameter), ‘Lilac Pompom’ grows to around a metre or so tall.
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