Papaver somniferum is a fantastic Breadseed poppy for any garden. Papaver somniferum seeds come in a huge variety of colors and flower forms and offer gardeners not only beautiful flowers, but small nutty flavored seeds to add to your favorite recipes. Flowering with petals in gorgeous hues, they will shine in your garden border with tulip shaped and feathered soft blooms. After these delicate petals have dropped the plant develops swollen seed pods, a perfect architectural after thought.
Growing to a height of between 2 to 4 feet, Papaver Somniferum is an ideal plant to add dramatics to any flower border, especially when planted between and mixed around other garden plants. Also known as the Florist Poppy due to the fantastic use of the poppy seed pods in flower arranging, Papaver somniferum seed heads can also be left on throughout the winter. Sparkling as frost and dew catches on the sculptural pod shape, it will also happily seed itself, providing many new plants for the following year.
Annual in characteristic, Papaver Somniferum seeds are easy to grow and produces more poppy seeds in abundance. Seeds can be left to germinate naturally, or can be collected and stored until sowing in fall or early spring. And with so many varieties available, any garden can be filled with these fantastic blooms that will provide beauty and interest throughout the year.
If you are interested in growing any of the flowers that you see on this site please visit One Stop Poppy Shoppe's Papaver somniferum page.