Do oriental poppies contain opium?

Answer Three poppy plant varieties, including the Oriental poppy (Papaver orientale L), contain opium. Shortly after an Oriental poppy plant flowers, its petals fall to unveil a capsule containing raw opi... Read More »

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Do Oriental poppies produce opium?

Opium is made from cutting the unripe seeds of the Oriental poppy and allowing the collected lactose to dry. Oriental poppies are mostly grown in China and other parts of Southeast Asia, Mexico, Tu... Read More »

When are Oriental poppies or Icelandic poppies available to plant?

Oriental poppies or Iceland poppies bloom in early summer, most notably May and June; it is this time that they are available in nurseries. Poppies grow between two and four feet high and bloom in ... Read More »

Can you grow opium poppies in an aerogarden?

Yes, you can grow opium poppies in an aerogarden.

History of Oriental Poppies?

Oriental poppies (Papaver orientale) have only been in documented existence for about 100 years. They are sometimes mistaken with other types of poppies that have a much longer and clandestine his... Read More »