Papaver somniferum ‘Lilac Single’ | ‘Opium Poppy’ | ~100 seeds
‘Lilac Single’ (also known as ‘Single Lilac’) is an elegant Papaver somniferum (‘Opium Poppy’) variety with a lavender-lilac-pink-purple flower, growing to roughly sixty centimetres or so tall. This really is a lovely Papaver somniferum, prized for its blooms and useful for it nutritious prolific edible seeds!
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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