Botanical Name: Papaver somniferum
Native: Mediterranean region
Plant Dimensions: 24″–36″ tall, 9″–12″ wide
Variety Information: 3″–5″ dark burgundy, semi-double flowers with finely cut petals
Exposure: Full sun to part shade
Bloom Period: Summer
Attributes: Attracts Pollinators, Cut Flower, Deer Resistant, Drought Tolerant
When to Sow Outside: RECOMMENDED. 4 to 6 weeks before your average last frost date, or as soon as soil can be worked, or early to mid-fall for bloom the following spring.
When to Start Inside: Not recommended; does not transplant well.
Days to Emerge: 10–15 days
Seed Depth: Scatter and rake in lightly
Thinning: When 2″ tall, thin to 1 every 6″