Papaver orientale 'Plum Pudding'
50 - 60 cm
purple - mauve
fertile, well drained
acid - neutral - alkaline
grows well if the soil is not too heavy
garden variety, the species is native to the Caucasus mountains, NE-Turkey and N-Iran.
Papaver is a genus of around 100 species in the poppy family, Papaveraceae, native to Eurasia and a few native to N-America. They are drought tolerant plants with a long taproot that prefer full sun.
Seed - sown in March.
Seed not covered and stored at 20°C (68°F) until germination.
Grows best in fertile, well drained soil.