Papaver somniferum ‘Long Pod’ | ‘Opium Poppy’ | ~100 seeds
‘Long Pod’ is a nice strain of Papaver somniferum (the ‘Opium Poppy’), which tends to produce noticeably longer seed pods than other varieties. These seed pods produce a great deal of tasty and nutritious seed, making it not only a great ornamental, but a useful one too! This fantastic poppy grows to approximately one metre high and will really brighten up your 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