Monday, July 01, 2013

Opium Poppies

Opium poppies, such beautiful flowers, this pale pink example below is typical.

Occasionally a much darker coloured example shows itself.

These plants have germinated from seed introduced over 25 years ago. There must be a genetic factor that delays germination for some of the many produced. Poppy seeds are stimulated by light after being dormant for a long time plus all the other conditions to induce growth.

More information. on the usefulness of growing.

1 comment:

Irvin said...