Botanical Name: Papaver somniferum
Native: Africa, Eurasia
Plant Dimensions: 24"–36" tall
Variety Information: 2" dark purple-violet flowers
Exposure: Full sun
Bloom Period: Late spring
Attributes: Attracts Pollinators, Cut Flower, Deer Resistant, Drought Tolerant
When to Sow Outside: RECOMMENDED. 4 to 6 weeks before your average last frost date, as soon as soil can be worked, or early to mid-fall for bloom the following spring. Mild Climates: Fall sowing recommended. Optimal soil temperature for germination is 50°–65°F
When to Start Inside: Not recommended. Roots are sensitive to disturbance.
Days to Emerge: 10–15 days
Seed Depth: Scatter and rake in lightly
Thinning: When 2" tall, thin to 1 every 8"–10"