Papaver somniferum | Deep Plum
Papaver somniferum | Deep Plum
Papaver somniferum | Deep Plum

Papaver somniferum | Deep Plum

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perfect for pollinators

Sitting elegantly above it's silvery, grey-green highly cut foliage, the striking, deep plum flowers of this beautiful poppy are followed later in the season by attractive seed pods that can be used in dried arrangements.

Can also be used as a cut flower but be sure to either place the stems in hot water or dip the lower ends in boiling water for 5 seconds. Another method is to sear the cut ends with a flame for a few seconds and then to place the stems into warm water.  At season’s end, the seeds in the pods can be harvested and used for baking or replanting. Flowers are borne in late spring to early summer.  

These plants grow quickly and the first flowers appear in early December. The light green, pods are well-suited to floral arrangements and for drying. This annual variety will readily self-sow, so you will always have these stunning flowers popping up in the garden for years to come.

As poppies resent disturbance, we recommend cutting and removing the plant from the bag without disturbing the root ball and put it into position.  Poppies like a well-drained spot in full sun but you can also successfully grow them in pots.  Ensure that the plants are well watered to ensure that you maximise their flowering potential.

Poppies like manure, compost or bone meal ahead of planting, or you can use any organic fertiliser rich in nitrogen. Although these are hungry little feeders their dramatic flower show will be more than worth the care that you give them.

Height with flowers 80cm x 45-50cm Wide 

Annual | Will self sow

Plant size: PB2 - Equivalent 1.2 litres

If you are ordering plants you can get up to 12 plants or a selection of plants, gifts and garden-wares into a box for the below rates 
    • Auckland City | $10
    • Upper North Island | $18 (Northland)
    • Middle North Island | $15  (Bay of Plenty & Waikato)
    • Lower North Island | $18
    • South Island | $29
    • Waiheke or outer lying islands, please contact for a quote
Smaller items such as books, stationery and other items can be sent for a lesser rate which you will see at checkout

Upon checking out, the freight charged is applied based on your location.  If you are rural please select the rural option as rural delivery is an additional $7 Please note the courier will not release your order for delivery if the incorrect option has been selected and we will email you re settlement of the outstanding amount.  

  • All of our orders are dispatched using Aramex (formerly Fastways) fully tracked service   
  • Our freight is calculated by weight and volume.  For plant orders, you may wish to order the maximum number of plants that will fit in a box to make freight more cost-effective or perhaps share an order with a friend
  • Plant orders will only be dispatched on Monday's and Tuesday's this will ensure that your order is not held in a depot over the weekend
  • All parcels are set at "Authority to leave" which means if you're not home at the time of delivery the courier will leave your parcel in a safe place on your property
  • Most Aramex deliveries are a two-day service with the exception of rural delivery which may add up to two days.
  • If you are wanting more than twelve plants, get in contact with us for a quote for freight
  • Corten steel garden stakes are considered over size for rural delivery so these can be sent but you will need to collect these from your local depot 

All rates detailed are for parcels up to 15kgs

Please note that on occasion Aramex may deem an area to be rural where other companies may not, this unfortunately is outside of our control as Aramex are the preferred courier for live plants, as other couriers will not transport them. Where this occurs we will need to get in touch to get you to deposit the additional rural fee

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