How Long Does it Take to Grow Papaver Somniferum?

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Papaver somniferum is also known as peony poppy, opium poppy or hens and chicks. Times vary according to location, but poppy seeds planted in the fall bloom the following spring.

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After attending Hardin Simmons University, Kay Dean finished her formal education with the Institute of Children's Literature. Since 1995, Dean has written for such publications as "PB&J," Disney’s "Family Fun," "ParentLife," "Living With Teenagers" and Thomas Nelson’s NY Times bestselling "Resolve." An avid gardener for 25 years, her experience includes organic food gardening, ornamental plants, shrubs and trees, with a special love for roses.

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