Poppy (Papaver somniferum) Seeds

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Poppy (Papaver somniferum) is the plant from which opium, morphine, and heroin are made. The poppy seeds themselves don’t contain any alkaloids. With Zamnesia Poppy Seeds, you can grow your own poppy plants at home with ease!

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Zamnesia - Poppy Seeds: Grow Poppy At Home

Papaver somniferum, better known as opium poppy, is the flowering plant from which opium and poppy seeds are derived. It is believed that the plant was initially cultivated in the Eastern Mediterranean, although its exact origins are shrouded in mystery.

The flowering poppy plant is native to Western Asia and Southeast Europe. In these areas of the world, the plant is often cultivated, but it can also be found growing in the wild. Aside from being a source for making opiates, poppy is also grown for the seeds that you can find on various baked goods.

OPIUM POPPY CHARACTERISTICS

The opium poppy is a hardy annual that can reach a height of about 1 metre. The plant flowers in summer and sheds its seeds a few months later in autumn. The flower of the plant can take on various colours, including shades of red, purple, pink, and white. It makes a beautiful ornamental that looks great in any garden.

HOW TO GROW OPIUM POPPY FROM SEED

Papaver somniferum is a hardy weed without any special requirements—this makes the plants very easy to grow. You can plant the poppy seeds indoors in pots, or sow directly into soil outdoors, provided you allow the plants enough space for their roots to grow and ensure good water drainage.

The best time to plant your seeds is between September and April. Should you live in a climate with a cold winter, it is recommended that you wait until early spring to avoid frost. For germinating your poppy seeds, you can simply toss them onto fertilised soil and cover them slightly. Keep the soil humid and watered well until you see the seeds sprouting. This will usually take a week. Make sure you do not overwater to prevent fungus growth and rot.

Reviews (27)
    (27)
    28/May/2021

    Excelente
    Excelente relacion calidad precio, vienen muchísimas semillas y la mayoría germinan bastante rápido

    17/May/2021

    Nice
    I like it

    11/May/2021

    Perfect
    Avec seulement un paquet j'en ai eu presque une centaine qui ont germées ! j'ai du faire le tri après mais parfait au niveau de la germination et de lac croissance pour l'instant. Pas encore récolté les "fruits" de ces plantes mais ca promet ;)

    06/May/2021

    Compra semillas
    Magnífico servicio por parte de Zamnesia. Entrega rápida, presentación perfecta y, en principio, muy buena calidad de las semillas. Ya las he plantado y están germinando fenomenal. Estoy muy satisfecho con la compra realizada y recomendaría sin dudarlo a Zamnesia.

    28/Apr/2021

    Nice
    Toute les graines sont partis c'est parfait

    24/Apr/2021

    Papaver somniferum
    5 stelle sia per i prodotti che per il servizio i semi di papavero sono germinati tutti. Ci hanno messo una settimana tonda ora sono grandi con 4-8 foglie! Non vedo l ora di raccogliere! Thanks Zamnesia big up

    23/Apr/2021

    ottimi
    sono germinati tutti senza problemi

    16/Apr/2021

    bof...
    Je ne sais pas si c'est moi ai mal fait les choses mais les graines n'ont pas germées....

    01/Apr/2021

    Beautiful plants for every garden
    I - by no means - have a green thumb, but these poppies are just so easy to grow. Sprinkled the seeds in my garden around mid march after the last frost and after a few days they popped up like poppies are supposed to pop. Growing nice and beautifully without having to care for them at all. Some rainwater now and then but thats it. Besides the obvious reasons for growing these plants, they are just so pretty to look at :) Just for the beauty of these flowers, Id recommend them to everybody!

    23/Mar/2021

    Top quality
    Excelent product, excelent service

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