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Papaver somniferum

Family: papaveraceae
Common name(s): bread poppy; opium poppy
Hardiness ratings: USDA zone 7~8b - 10

General resources

Links for Papaver somniferum

  • All Things Plants - Community-assembled plant profile (23 varieties in database) (36 photos)
  • BBC Gardening - Plant profile with horticultural details and garden uses. (1 photo)
  • Dave's Garden PlantFiles - Profile page with horticultural basics, and member-contributed photos and comments. (35 photos)
  • Floridata - Illustrated informative profile page with notes on culture, usage, and noteworthy features. (zone 7-10) (3 photos)
  • North Carolina State University factsheet - Plant profile with horticultural details and comments (zone 8b-10a) (11 photos)
  • Ontario Rock Garden Society - Germination information (additional information for other varieties)
  • Paghat's Garden - Illustrated articles by a gardener in the Pacific Northwest, with background and personal observations. (3 photos). Also a page for 'Black Cloud'.
  • Rob's Plants - Plant profile with basic horticultural information and often personal observations. Also seed germination records. (3 photos)

Papaver somniferum var. laciniatum

Synonym(s): Papaver laciniatum


Papaver somniferum var. paeoniiflorum

Common name(s): Peony Poppy, Opium Poppy, Paeony Flowered Poppy


Papaver somniferum subsp. setigerum

Common name(s): POPPY OF TROY
Synonym(s): Papaver setigerum


  • All Things Plants - Community-assembled plant profile (2 photos)
  • Annie's Annuals - Catalog page with photo, basic horticultural information, and noteworthy features. (1 photo)

Last updated:04 Jul 2022