Ella's Garden Plants from A to Z: Papaver somniferum, Bombast Rose, Opium Poppy

Common Name: Opium Poppy

Family: Papaveraceae

Genus: Papaver

Species: somniferum

Cultivar or Variety: Bombast Rose

Characteristics of Plant
Stunning bloom comprised of plentiful frilled petals. Bloomed a little later than other somniferums started at the same time.

Life Cycle

When to Sow Seed
Early Spring
Mid Spring
Late Fall
Late Winter
Winter Sow

Seed Sowing Depth
Lay on top of soil

Sun Exposure
Full Sun
Part Sun/ Part Shade

Plant Height
2 - 4 feet

Flower Color

Reproduces By

(Image by poisondartfrog)
[ Comment ]

Posted by poisondartfrog on Jul 24, 2014 11:09 AM CST:
Thanks, Chelle, for these seeds in the piggy swap.

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