I am starting to have a few problems with EU customs, now having several orders returned since the beginning of August. I have resent them, be if the situated doesn’t improve I will have to think about stopping all orders the EU as it is making my life a misery. 


*Selected Papaver somniferum seeds now available for pre order, these will be dispatched at the end of the month, sooner if the weather ever improves.* 

New seeds of all kinds now starting to become 



Please consider when purchasing seeds internationally that your seeds can be seized by customs. This is a risk we all must take when buying seeds. I my self have lost a lot of money buying seeds from the USA to the UK, I would loose about one in five of my orders to customs. I have never once asked for my money back from the seed seller. This was my risk and not theirs!

Please do not buy seeds from me and expect a full refund if you orders are seized!

I have found that you have a better chance of receiving your orders if sent by recorded delivery, orders tend to get there faster and do not tend to be opened.


I have new seeds coming in nearly every day now. All this year’s poppies are now listed. Some have done better than others, this sadly means that some are in extremely limited availability. Kykeon White, Izmir Afghan, Kykeon Afghan #2, and a few others. Its been a strange year, some plants have done well, and others have struggled. 

Sadly, I have not been aboard this year due to the current drama, hopefully I will get to Greece again next year fingers crossed. I have been collecting seeds from my local area, including Durham, Tyne & Wear, Cleveland, North Yorkshire, and Northumberland. Also, from my own plants, and there is plenty more to come.

Hope you are all well and please look after yourselves.



Due to issues with PayPal, if you are purchasing poppy seeds can you please use card payment or cash. Thank you.

Sorry for the delay with your orders, this spring has been insane with seed orders. In the five years that I have been selling seeds I have never experienced the volume of orders that I have this April, on average I would get 20-30 orders a day, this April I got well over 100 orders per day, mixed with the long bank holiday and the local post office closing at 12 o’clock ever day, I have very struggled to print, write up, make up and post the orders, this ended up with me closing my shop and working 16hr days 7 days a week for the last three weeks and I’m still 7 to 10 days behind with my orders. I hope you understand that I have invested a vast amount of time and money in processing all these orders, this is far from a normal spring or anyone sell on the internet.


Your seeds will be posted as soon as possible please be patient and you will get them soon.


Kind regards



COVID 19 24/03/2020

At present we are still open for business .

'Am back and it's business as usual'

Hello and thank you for your patients while I have been away on holiday, I am now back and will get your order to you as soon as possible.

I have returned from Rhodes will a small but interesting collection of seeds that I will be listing over the next few days. 


Hello, I am AWAY on HOLIDAY until the 15th of August!

 I will leave the Kykeon store open, so you can purchase seeds, but orders will NOT be shipped until I get back on the 15th of August.


From today all standard post items will not be replaced or refunded if lost or destroyed in transit.

I now offer Tracked and recorded shipping and offer free recorded shipping on all orders over £50.00.

I am finally happy to offer card payments via 'Square'. I have tried it out for myself and it is working perfectly!


Hello, I am AWAY on HOILDAY from the 31 – 18 AUGUST 2018.

 I will leave the Kykeon store open, so you can pre-purchase seeds, but orders will NOT be shipped until I get back after 18 AUGUST.

Thank you for your time and happy holidays




Below is the list of Papaver somniferum varieties that I have selected to grow this summer. Seeds will be available from July 2018 onward, all being well that is.


1.       Papaver somniferum 'Afghan Pink & White O.P. Mix'
[Open pollinated, mix of colours]

2.       Papaver somniferum ‘Izmir Asian O.B.

3.       Papaver somniferum 'Black Dragon' [Peony] NEW!

4.       Papaver somniferum 'British #2'
[Ex. Berkshire, England]

5.       Papaver somniferum 'Burma Giants'

6.       Papaver somniferum 'Burma Gold' NEW!

7.       Papaver somniferum 'China Red' [SELECTED REDS]

8.       Papaver somniferum 'China White' [PURE*]

9.       Papaver somniferum 'Hen & Chicks'

10.   Papaver somniferum
'Hungarian Pharmaceutical' #2 ‘SAHIR’

11.   Papaver somniferum
'Hungarian Pharmaceutical' #3 ’ALCALIBER’

12.   Papaver somniferum 'Izmir Afghan Special'

13.   Papaver somniferum 'Izmir Giganteum - Red'

14.   Papaver somniferum 'Izmir Indian White' NEW!

15.   Papaver somniferum 'Izmir Tasmanian Big Pod'

16.   Papaver somniferum 'Kykeon Indian Blue' NEW!

17.   Papaver somniferum 'Pepperbox' NEW!

18.   Papaver somniferum 'Shyama' NEW!

19.   Papaver somniferum
'Stockholm Prison Island - Crimson Red' NEW!

20.   Papaver somniferum 'The Giant' [2017]

21.   Papaver somniferum 'Zahir' NEW!

22.   Papaver somniferum ‘White Bush Poppy’



Hello and welcome to my store:

This is my news page, I was going to make a new blog and link it with my store, but I just don’t have the time, so I thought a page I could update from time to time would be the next best thing.



The spring rush of orders are now over and I have a bit of time to get on with other things. It’s been a bit manic this spring, since I have managed to get my hands on a bit of extra land to help expand my business. My day has been; get up, go to my day job, come home, have tea, work on new nursery, then its filling orders in till 12.30 at night, 7 days a week since March, or yes and I’m the family taxi.

Since I have a bit more land and a new store I thought that would dig into my old poppy seeds and grow a good selection. Sadly a few have failed, namely the Burma Golden Triangle, and a few have annoyingly been open pollinated namely the China White, this will be available for a lower price. The should be fine, but you may need to weed out the odd coloured poppy from the mainly white ones. The new poppies will be available from the end of July onwards.


Papaver somniferum 'Afghan White', white flowers, 2-3ft, huge pods.

Papaver somniferum 'Izmir Afghan Special', pink and white flowers, 2-3ft, barrel shaped pods.

Papaver somniferum 'Kykeon White', a white flowered afghan, frilly white flowers, 2-3ft, barrel shaped pods.

Papaver somniferum 'Raja', Indian white, white flowers, 2-3ft, square shaped pods.

Papaver somniferum 'Kykeon Indian White', Indian white, white flowers, 2-3ft, square shaped pods.

Papaver somniferum 'China Pink', different shades of pink, from pale pink through to red, 2-3ft, small round pods.

Papaver somniferum 'Hungarian Pharmaceutical #1 Extaz', large flowers white with purple base spots, 6ft or more, large ribbed pumpkin shaped pods.

Papaver somniferum 'Hungarian Pharmaceutical' #2 Sahir', large flowers white with purple base spots, 6ft or more, large ribbed pods.

Papaver somniferum 'British Pharmaceutical #1 Oxfordshire', white with purple base spots, 4ft or more, egg shaped pods.

Papaver somniferum ssp. setigerum [Ex. Gran Canaria, Spain], red flowers.

Papaver somniferum ssp. setigerum [Ex. Psilo Dendro, Cyprus], blue flowers.

More poppies to come in August and September.


At last the first poppy seeds are ready. Afghan White, Kykeon Indian, and Raja!


More poppies are ready, Izmir Afghan, Kykeon White, Burma Giants, and China White. 

Also just collected are: Orchis mascula 'Early Purple Orchid', Neottia ovata 'Common Twayblade', Chenopodium bonus-henricus 'Good King Henry', Conopodium majus 'Pignut' [limited seed available], Galium odoratum 'Woodruff', Heracleum sphondylium 'Hogweed', Allium ursinum 'Ramsons', Meconopsis cambrica ‘Welsh Poppy’ [Ex. Somerset], Meum athamanticum 'Spignel', Mycelis muralis 'Wall Lettuce', Myrrhis odorata 'Sweet Cicely', Ribes rubrum 'Red Currant', Ribes nigrum 'Black Currant', Rubus idaeus 'European Raspberry', Symphytum officinale 'Common Comfrey', Symphytum × uplandicum 'Russian Comfrey', Sanicula europaea 'Wood Sanicle', Ulex europaeus 'Common Gorse', Vaccinium myrtillus 'Bilberry'.

I haven't collected any Ophrys apifera 'Bee Orchid' seeds this year, as I have only found a dozen plants this year. Its been poor for a lot of orchid species this year.


I will be on holiday in Crete from the 04/08/17 to the 16/08/17. please feel free to purchase seeds, but all orders and emails wont be sorted through until I get back. 

03/08/2017: on holiday!

All order and emails are on hold until I get back from Crete on the 16/08/2017. China Red, China Pink, Kykeon Afghan Pink & White, Kykeon Blue, and others are now available and can be ordered.

Thank you.


Hello I am back, and thank you for your patience. I have a few more poppies ready,  'Kykeon Afghan', 'Izmir Giganteaum', 'Sokol', 'Elka', 'Bush Poppy O.P.', 'Izmir Bush Poppy', and 'Kykeon Blue'. The 'Peshawar' has FAILED!

I have collected a few seeds from Crete, most in small amounts, so will not be available until I have grown them my self next year. But there are a few that I will make available as soon as I can. 

Available seeds are Malva nicaeensis 'French Mallow' [Ex. Gouves, Crete],
Alcea rosea 'Hollyhock' [Ex. Gouves, Crete],
Ecballium elaterium 'Squirting Cucumber' [Ex. Plati, Lasithi, Greece],
Phlomis lanata 'Woolly Jerusalem Sage' [Ex. Gouves, Crete],
Phlomis fruticosa 'Jerusalem Sage' [Ex. Gouves, Crete],
Calendula arvensis ‘Field Marigold’ [Ex. Gouves, Crete],
Cakile maritima ‘Sea Rocket’ [Ex. Gouves, Crete], 
Lactuca serriola ‘Prickly Lettuce’ [Ex. Gouves, Crete], 
Psoralea bituminosa 'Bitumen Trefoil' [Ex. Gouves, Crete], 
Rumex bucephalophorus 'Red Dock' [Ex. Gouves, Crete], 
Hyoscyamus albus 'White Henbane' [Ex. Kato Gouves, Crete], 
Lantana camara 'Wild-sage' [Ex. Gouves, Crete], 
Glaucium flavum 'Yellow Horned-poppy' [Ex. Kato Gouves, Crete],  
and a good amount of Hyoscyamus aureus 'Golden Henbane' [Ex. Iraklio, Crete].