Seed Home > Browse Seeds >

  Persian White Poppy Seeds
Persian White Poppy  Seeds
Persian White Poppy - Click photo above for additional images


Persian White Poppy Seeds

Our Price: $7.79
Number of Seeds per Pack: 100

Availability: Usually Ships in 2 to 3 Business Days
Currently Unavailable

Description Recipes/Additional Information

Persian White Poppy Seeds

The Papaver somniferum, or Persian White poppy plant, is a member of the Breadseed poppy family. Persian white is a classic strain of poppy known for white seeds and pure white flowers. It is one of the quickest somniferum poppies to mature. The plant is generally grown in North America for both ornamental and culinary purposes. Not only is a fully grown White Persian beautiful to look at, but its poppy seeds are used for certain types of bread products, such as bagels.

Persian White produces large 5-7 inch heavenly pure white blooms. A very high yielding Papaver somniferum cultivar which has an impressive fast flowering time. Expect to finish flowering between 7 and 8 weeks. 2-3 foot tall plants.

These seeds are easily grown outdoors in full sun by scattering the seeds on the surface of the soil and pressing them in. Some growers actually prefer to mix the seeds with a loose, fine soil or sand and then scatter the mix. For optimal results, plant Persian White Poppy seeds between September and April. Sowing in the fall may not work if the winters are especially cold. Seeds sown in the fall will germinate the following spring when the temperatures are right. An early start is important because the seeds will germinate best at temperatures of about 60 degree Fahrenheit. Transplanting is not recommended unless it can be done carefully without disturbing the roots.

Also available:

More Poppy Seed Varieties
Opium Poppy Seeds
5X Damiana Extract Powder
Additional Details
  • Family: Papaveraceae (pa-pav-er-AY-see-ee)
  • Genus: Papaver (puh-PAY-ver)
  • Species: Somniferum
  • AKA:
  • Category: Perennials
  • Height: 24-36 in. (60-90 cm)
  • Spacing: 18-24 in. (45-60 cm)
  • Germination Time:8 to 10 days
  • Days to Maturity:
  • Sun Exposure: Full Sun
  • Bloom Color: White
  • Bloom Time:Late Spring/Early Summer
  • Foliage: Herbaceous
  • Soil Requirements:6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic), 6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
  • Propagation Methods:From seed- direct sow in fall or spring
  • Other Details: All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested. This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds. Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater. Self-sows freely; deadhead if you do not want volunteer seedlings next season

Share your knowledge of this product with other customers... Be the first to write a review

Browse for more products in the same category as this item:

Browse Seeds
Garden Seeds > Flowers
Garden Seeds > Flowers > Wildflower Seeds
Fall Planting Seeds
Garden Seeds > Flowers > Poppy Flower Seeds
Garden Seeds