Michael H. Bridges (mbridges at tytownms.win.net) wrote:
:: >I am looking for a source for papaver somniferun. I believe the
: >cultivar is called 'Cedrick Morris' and the color is a deep
: >purple. I anyone has any ideas on sources for this I would like
: >to hear from you. If this is really not the appropriate forum
: >for this question I would like to hear that too.
: Papaver somniferum is the Opium Poppy. I doubt you'll find an
: advertised source, since cultivation in the USA is blatantly
: illegal. This is not to say that the plants aren't grown, however. I
: know of one botanical garden growing it openly.
: Michael Bridges
: Southern Perennials & Herbs
: Tylertown, MS 39667
:mbridges at tytownms.win.net
I know of a few sources of papaver somniferum. Both are see companies.
One company is called Seeds of Change. They are located in New mexico.
I can't find their seed catalog at the moment. If you are interested
send me e-mail and I will get the address and phone number back to you.
Seeds of Change has two varieties. One is for bread seed production and
the other is ornamental. They also have a great catalog with heavy emphasis
on preserving various plant species.
The other company is Park Seed. They have a variety called Papaver
somniferum paeoniflorum (aka Peony-flowered Poppy). They claim the seeds
of this plant are edible. I can't find an 800 number but here is their
toll phone number: (803) 941-4480.
Hope this helps.
Kurt Brown krtbrown at csn.org