Papaver somniferum ‘Planete Rouge du Jura’ | ‘Opium Poppy’ | ~100 seeds
Originally developed by the Swiss, for improved oil and seed production, ‘Planete Rouge du Jura’ is a rarer Papaver somniferum (‘Opium Poppy’) variety, which we’re very happy to be able to offer in our shop!
This is a gorgeous example of Papaver somniferum, growing to a metre or so high and forming attractive, mauve-purple-pink flowers which reach a maximum of roughly fifteen centimetres in diameter.
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 beautiful poppy patch!
All the seed sold by Arkham’s Botanical was freshly and ethically sourced