Zahir Poppy is an annual poppy (hardiness zones do not apply) with beautiful purple flowers with a dark basal spot that will give way to giant pods.
Poppy seeds, according to classic folklore, can be used to confuse. Sprinkle the seeds around the exterior of your home to confuse spirits of ill will. Poppies are considered useful in spells for fertility, love, money, luck, sleep, and invisibility. Sleeping with a sachet of poppy seeds (you can also use the dried leaves and flowers instead of seed) under your pillow is said to relieve insomnia. Add poppy in a witch's bottle for love to attract love or help you to learn to love yourself. Each color of bloom can enhance a spell using that specific color magick in coordination to the general poppy uses. For example, using a purple poppy in a spell to add spiritual power to its energies.
Poppy seeds are widely used in Indian culinary dishes and pastries like poppyseed bagels. It's healing properties include as a sedative, astringent, expectorant, hypnotic, aphrodisiac, antispasmodic and analgesic.
Cultivation: Spread the seeds on fast-draining soil in the fall or very early spring. For best results, plan the planting of poppies so that they germinate and grow during cool, moist weather and flower then make seed during hot, dry weather. It takes some years of experimentation to figure out how to do this in various temperate zones. This plant prefers full sun and highly nitrogenous, fast-draining soil of neutral pH.
Packet of 300 organic Zahir Poppy (Papaver somniferum) seeds.