Drama Queen is part of the Poppy genus and is a Common Poppy variety. Its scientific name is Papaver somniferum 'Drama Queen'. Drama Queen is a hybrid heirloom (open pollinated) variety. Blooms appear in these approximate colours: Medium candy apple red and Blue-violet and Ivory. When mature, blooms are roughly 10.0 cm (that's 3.9 inches in imperial) in diameter.Leaves appear approximately as a Moss green colour.
An F6 hybrid which is low in opiates, but very high in attractiveness.
This was created by poppy hobbyists who crossed a P. somniferum with the less-opiate laden Oriental poppy (P.orientale), then crossed the resulting hybrid offspring with more P.orientale… etc.
This was done for six or more generations, selecting for looks and minimizing the potential for chemical abuse.
Result is an OP heirloom-hybrid land race of poppy which is genetically much closer to P.orientale and therefore perfectly legal to grow in the USA, but which also has some of the beauty of somniferum. This variety is still highly variable. In another few generations, this may become a stabilized variety.
Drama Queen Common Poppy is normally quite a low maintenance plant and is normally very easy to grow - great for beginner gardeners!
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How to grow Common Poppy 'Drama Queen'
Growing Drama Queen from seed
Transplanting Drama Queen
Harvesting Drama Queen
Common Poppy 'Drama Queen' information
How long does Drama Queen take to grow?
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Papaver X orientale F6