Sunday, 31 July 2011

White poppies


Pure white Papaver somniferum flowering in the new gravel garden, from seed kindly provided by Sibylle Kreutzberger, sown in May. They look spectacular floating above the other plants and surrounded by grasses. I don't know of any purer white flower.


7 comments:

  1. I always find white flowers a bit hard to place in the garden. Maybe that's why they often get coralled into 'white gardens'? You don't seem to have a problem with it though. Stunning!

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  2. I didn't know that there is a purely white form of Papaver somniferum. Your second picture is wonderful, the effect of the white flowers is breathtaking beautiful! Do you have an idea where I could get seed from? Jelitto doesn't offer any P. somniferum.
    Best wishes, Katrin

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  3. did you have to weed out any red flowered plants?

    Mark Smyth
    N Ireland

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  4. They are wonderful and quite atmospheric. Do you know if the seeds are available commercially?

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  5. John Grimshaw31 July 2011 21:53

    @Mark: No, this is a pure-breeding strain, no roguing required, and I don't have any other somniferums in the garden.

    @ Kirstin & patientgardener: I am happy to send you small packets of seed later. Please send your addresses to oltarakwa@gmail.com

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  7. I've never seen white Papaver somniferum. Beautiful.

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