Opium Poppy (Papaver somniferum) in the Poppies Database

Common names:
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Botanical names:
Papaver somniferum Accepted
Papaver somniferum subsp. setigerum Synonym
Papaver somniferum var. paeoniflorum Synonym
Papaver paeoniflorum Synonym

Also sold as:
Papaver paeoniiflorum

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Annual
Water Preferences: Mesic
Flowers: Showy
Underground structures: Taproot
Edible Parts: Seeds or Nuts
Eating Methods: Cooked
Propagation: Seeds: Self fertile
Pollinators: Self
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Field Poppies, the Memorial FlowerField Poppies, the Memorial Flower
May 27, 2013

Sometimes when we are going full blast ahead and not paying a bit of attention to anything around us, something stunning catches our eyes and an old truth simply slaps us right in the face. It happened to me when I saw the poppies.

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Date: 2009-06-26
By ge1836
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Location: In my Northern California gardenDate: 2015-04-13
By zuzu
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Location: In my Northern California gardenDate: 2009-05-21
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Location: RichmondDate: 2015-06-13Papaver somniferum (var. paeoniflorum)
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Location: Mentor on the Lake, OhioDate: 2018-06-25Winter sown
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Location: Old pine stump gardenDate: 2012-0702
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Location: my garden Date: 2014-04-10
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Location: Nora's Garden - Castlegar, B.C.Date: 2016-09-20 4:02 pm. A colour to cherish.
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Location: Nora's Garden - Castlegar, B.C.Date: 2016-07-10Intricate inner petals.
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Location: My garden, Gent, BelgiumDate: 2014-06-09
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Location: Nora's Garden - Castlegar, B.C.Date: 2016-06-21Opium Poppy - Pure and Simple.
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Location: In my garden in Kalama, Wa.Date: Mid Summer
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Location: In Zuzu's gardenDate: 2012-05-12
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Location: My Northeastern Indiana Gardens - Zone 5bDate: 2012-06-13
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Location: My garden, Gent, BelgiumDate: 2014-06-08
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Location: Old pine stump gardenDate: 2012-0619
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Location: Old pine stump gardenDate: 2012-0610
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Location: Nora's Garden - Castlegar BCDate: 2015-06-20 10:33 am. So many variations in this kind of poppy.
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Location: Nora's Garden - Castlegar BCDate: 2015-06-20 10:33 am. I love the gentle colour of this one.
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Location: ILDate: 2016-06-27
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Location: Nora's Garden - Castlegar, B.C.Date: 2015-06-24The fuzzy, fluffy look.
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Location: My garden Bullard TexasDate: 2018-04-06
By Maxmom98
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Location: roberta gaDate: 5-3-2018mixed colours
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Location: At a nurseryDate: Jun 9, 2009 11:24 AM
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Location: Arvada, Colorado zone 5Date: juky 2009
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Location: Sun zone 6Date: 2010-07-04Self sowing and very prolific. I just weded out when too crowded.
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2012-06-05
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2012-05-15
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Location: My Northeastern Indiana Gardens - Zone 5bDate: 2012-07-02
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2013-11-02
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Location: Old pine stump gardenDate: 2012-0619Growing with Japanese irises and astilbe
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Location: Old pine stump gardenDate: 2015-0618
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Location: Cheyenne, WyomingDate: 2013-07-28
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Location: ILDate: 2011-06-27
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Location: ILDate: 2011-06-27
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Location: ILDate: 2012-06-23
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Location: Nora's Garden - Castlegar, B.C.Date: 2014-07-15The inner core.
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Location: Northeastern Indiana  - Zone 5bDate: 2011-04-03Wintersown seedlings.
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Location: In my garden in Kalama, Wa.Date: Mid Summer
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Location: In my garden in Kalama, Wa.Date: 2009-08-25
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Location: In my garden in Kalama, Wa.Date: 2009-08-25
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2012-05-15
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2012-05-06
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2012-08-01
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Location: My Northeastern Indiana Gardens - Zone 5bDate: 2012-06-28Semi-double form
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2013-05-07
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Date: 2013-06-30Scarlet Fringe
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2013-10-05
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2007poppies blowing in the wind
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2014-05-15
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2009-06-13
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2009-06-13
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Location: Old pine stump gardenDate: 2014-0616First poppy flower of the year opened. Allium azureum in the fore
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Location: CZ Sirem My gardenDate: 2015-06-20
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Location: CZ Sirem My gardenDate: 4000-06-24
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Location: CZ Sirem My gardenDate: 4000-06-24
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Location: CZ Sirem My gardenDate: 2015-06-20
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 3-16-12
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Location: Old pine stump gardenDate: 2012-0609
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Location: Old pine stump gardenDate: 2015-10-23Garden view.
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2017-05-18
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Posted by robertduval14 (Mason, New Hampshire - Zone 5b) on Sep 19, 2016 10:16 PM

National flower of the Republic of Macedonia.

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Plant Events from our members
dragonfetti On January 20, 2015 Obtained plant
From One Stop Poppy Shoppe
Weedwhacker On April 22, 2015 Seeds germinated
Florist's poppy
Weedwhacker On April 17, 2015 Seeds sown
Florist's poppy - indoors
Weedwhacker On February 5, 2015 Seeds sown
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lovesblooms On March 18, 2016 Seeds germinated
lovesblooms On March 7, 2016 Seeds sown
winter sown
piksihk On April 1, 2017 Bloomed
Self down seeds in veggie bed
Samlav On March 18, 2018 Seeds germinated
Winter sown January 10 in milk jug. Obtained seeds in seed swap purchase from Chiltern seeds. Seedlings have emerged.
MrsBinWY On January 28, 2019 Seeds germinated
activity in all 4 pots
MrsBinWY On January 19, 2019 Seeds sown
commercial seeds from poisondartfrog, 4 pots w/6 seeds each in cold sun room
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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Will Opium Poppy bloom in Zone 4 if seeded in the ground? by Rubi Dec 19, 2018 2:22 PM 5
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I was curious about this poppy plant. by Waxxumus Apr 19, 2018 11:58 AM 4
Spring 2018 by HollyAnnS May 20, 2018 6:49 PM 78
Flower ID requested by ljones26 Feb 5, 2018 9:31 AM 6
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Bee Happy by FloraAdora Sep 11, 2017 12:16 PM 0

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