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Planted at Mount Vernon


  • Upper Garden

  • Hardiness Zones


    This elegant annual forms an attractive seedhead after blooming and is ideal for the middle of the border in the spring garden. It self-sows reliably, but does not transplant well.

    Latin Name

    Papaver somniferum


    Family

    Papaveraceae


    Also Known As

    Lettuce-leaf Poppy


    Type of Plant

    Annual

    Bloom Season

    May - June


    Seasons

    Spring

    Specifications

    Max Height: 3'
    Max Spread: 2'

    Uses

  • Annual
  • Flower Border

  • Sunlight Exposure

    Full Sun
    Part Shade

    Colors


    Native Range

    Eastern Mediterranean


    History

    Historically, this plant has been used for cooking and medicinal purposes. Brother August Schubert of Bethabara was growing breadseed poppies in 1761.


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