Peshawar Poppy (Papaver somniferum var. album) is a wonderful cool season ornamental native to southeastern Europe and western Asia. Its showy white blossoms – approximately seven to 10 per plant – give way to giant seed pods with substantial white seeds typically used for baking. A standout in the garden, the large white flowers are very attractive to bees and other beneficial flying insects. We’ve had great success direct seeding rows in early spring after frost danger has passed; to get plants producing earlier, start seeds in a greenhouse or protected area and later transplant.
90 days from seed to flower. Annual.