• Papaver somniferum 'Raja' [Indian White Poppy] 200 SEEDS

    £4.50

    Papaver somniferum 'RAJA'

    [Indian White]

    Papaveraceae: I haven't grown this poppy since 2012, back then they bolted because I got them in too late, so I ripped them out and re-sowed the patch with another poppy. So, thought I would give them ago again this year. They are still a bit small but I should get a decent crop of seed from them. Said to grow to 3-4ft. Pure white flowers, that are mostly frilly, and only one flower per plant, these are followed by barrel shaped pods.

    Like all Indian poppies that I have grown, they never grow very large for me, the tallest this year has only reached 12”. Indian whites need to be sown in late summer/autumn, and need a mild winter to slowly establish its self before spring. Good plants are said to reach 3-4ft in height, and are always the earliest P. somniferum to flower.

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    HARVESTED: 2021*

     
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    [Know your poppies: Don’t get ripped off by people selling cheap seed as genuine Afghan and Indian strain poppies. Danish flag are not Afghan poppies, they are multi podded and have small round pods. Genuine Afghan poppies are one flower per plant and have large barrel shaped pods. Genuine Afghan seeds ranges from red/orange. Light brown and most commonly white. Not grey or blue grey!]