How to buy poppy pods

Updated February 21, 2017

Poppy pods are used by florists, and by crafts makers for dried decorative pieces for home and business. It is possible to buy ornamental poppy pods from dealers in the United States; customers can buy dried Papaver orientale poppy pods in a variety of sizes, from marble-size to pods larger than a golf ball. It is important to buy from a reputable sales source that provides poppy pods that are legal for wholesale and retail.

Call or visit a local florist and inquire if the business has any poppy pods in stock. Ask if the florist will place an order for pods with a wholesale provider for future purchase.

Check the dried floral and nature craft aisles at a crafts store to see if poppy pods are available.

Order dried poppy pods online from an established Internet floral sales source. Short- or long-stem pods are sold for floral arts and for craft projects such as dried wreaths and Autumn centrepieces.

Visit a local greenhouse or gardener that grows ornamental poppies and inquire whether the person has dried pods available for purchase.


It is illegal and punishable under federal law to purchase Papaver somniferum opium poppy pods or seeds.

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Suzie Faloon is a freelance writer who has written online content for various websites. As a professional crafter and floral designer, Faloon owned a florist business for nearly 25 years. She completed the Institute of Children's Literature course in 1988.