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Papaver somniferum,(Opium Poppy), Sheffield's Seed Co., Inc.
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Papaver somniferum,(Opium Poppy), Sheffield's Seed Co., Inc.
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Papaver somniferum,(Opium Poppy), Sheffield's Seed Co., Inc.
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Papaver somniferum

'The Giant'

Giant Poppy

There was no 2023 crop. We hope to restock during winter 2025. Please fill out the wish list form, and we will email you when they are available again.
  • Papaver somniferum 'The Giant'

Please select the quantity desired, and we will advise availability and price as soon as possible.

Details

Min. hardiness zone:
3
Item ID:

No Export to These Countries

Australia

Growing Info

Scarification
Scarification: none required
Stratification
Stratification: none required
Germination
Germination: surface sow and keep moist, tamp the soil, requires light for germination

Introducing Papaver somniferum 'The Giant' Giant Poppy – an annual poppy with lovely shiny gray-blue foliage and white, pink, red, or purple flowers that are often double and easy to grow. Highly nutritious, the enormous seed capsules contain plenty of edible protein, fat, carbohydrate, and ash, and are easy to harvest and utilize. It is legal to grow Papaver somniferum in the United States for garden and seed production purposes; it is illegal to manufacture opium from the poppies. They are widely grown in tropical areas and as an ornamental flower for its beauty. While opium poppies are typically known for their sedative properties, Papaver somniferum 'The Giant' is prized for its stunning appearance and nutritional value. Grow it for a striking addition to your garden or for it's wonderful culinary potential.

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