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Flemish Antique Poppy

Papaver somniferum paeonifolium

An attractive garden poppy, with large fluffy purple flowers.

Seed Availability

Seeds are now available at our seed store.


The Flemish Antique Poppy, a variety of breadseed poppy, is a hardy annual. Plants usually grow to 2-3ft.


Plants are sensitive to freezes and blooming flowers sensitive to frost.

Growing Environment

Grow as an annual, although plants will overwinter in warmer areas and bloom during the following spring and summer. Grow in full sun.


By seeds.


Grown as an ornamental.

Native Range

Uncommon horticultural variety originally from Western Europe.

Related Species

California Poppy
Eschscholzia californica
Horned Poppy
Glaucium flavum
Papaver setigerum
Dwarf Breadseed Poppy
Breadseed Poppy
Papaver somniferum
Papaver somniferum paeonifolium
Flemish Antique Poppy
Papaver sp.
Florist Pod Poppy
Wind Poppy
Stylomecon heterophylla