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Plant Identification: Poppy information please

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BoopsieTN
McMinnville, TN

September 22, 2013
5:07 PM

Post #9667385

They are 11 inches tall and the picture does not do it justice. The color of the bloom is more of a hot pink that red.
What is its name and is it a dwarf?

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altagardener
Calgary, AB
(Zone 3b)

September 22, 2013
5:10 PM

Post #9667389

It's Papaver somniferum.
Your particular plant is shorter than many but whether it is an inheritable trait, who knows?
Vestia
San Francisco, CA

September 22, 2013
8:14 PM

Post #9667553

I agree. Cultivation in the U.S. is a felony, and if you are aprehended, you may be subject to manditory minimum prison sentences in federal prisons.

Welcome to the land of the free... Plants are illegal - usurious banking is not.

growin

growin
Vancouver, BC
(Zone 8b)


September 22, 2013
10:26 PM

Post #9667611

Gosh, I've got them all over the front yard. I knew they were a poppy. I wonder if Canada is the same way. Usurious - interesting word. Never heard it.
Vestia
San Francisco, CA

September 23, 2013
3:27 AM

Post #9667690

Usury is forbidden in the bible. Opium is not.
BoopsieTN
McMinnville, TN

September 23, 2013
7:30 AM

Post #9667879

Well I live in TN and I'm gonna grow 'em! To me its a beautiful plant and TN needs to worry about other things. I better stop here I don't want to start a fuss about anything
chedderpink
Anacortes, WA

September 23, 2013
11:54 AM

Post #9668114

Just got off the phone with the local Drug Task Force. Most of their officers would not know the difference between Papaver somniferum and a plain poppy. And, if there were no obvious signs of cultivation, little if anything would be done. I know several people that routinely pick poppy pods and save the seeds. Then seed road sides and vacant lots etc. with them. Birds and squirrels help too. Sooo, seeing them in your flower beds would probably not be very high on an officers list.

Cville_Gardener

Cville_Gardener
the Highland Rim of
United States
(Zone 7a)

September 23, 2013
11:57 AM

Post #9668118

I agree.

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