Hades 2: how to get Nightshade, Cattail, Wheat, and Poppy

How to get all of the base flowers like Nightshade, Cattail, Wheat, and Poppy in Hades 2
Crossroads / Supergiant Games

The base four flower types in Hades 2 are surprisingly useful. As well as being key ingredients in many incantations, they can also all be sold to the Crossroads trade for bones, which can let you get all sorts of useful resources. All four flowers are found the same way, but in different areas, so we’ll explain where to get each one.

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How to get flower seeds in Hades 2

Hades 2 Farm
Farm / Supergiant Games

To get these seeds, you’ll need to craft the Silver Shovel, which, as the name suggests, can be done with a bunch of Silver.

Take the shovel with you on a run and you’ll notice lots of circular soil patches appear around the place. Interact with them and you’ll dig up some seeds. You have a chance to find a mysterious seed, which can grow into any of the flower types, but normally it depends on what area of the Underworld you’re in:

  • Nightshade seeds are found in Erebus
  • Cattail seeds are found in Oceanus
  • Wheat seeds are found in the Mourning Fields
  • Poppy seeds are found in Taratrus

Once you’ve got any of them, just plant them in the soil at the Crossroads and wait for them to grow.

Ryan Woodrow


Ryan Woodrow is Guides Editor for GLHF based in London, England. He has a particular love for JRPGs and the stories they tell. His all-time favorite JRPGs are the Xenoblade Chronicles games because of the highly emotive and philosophy-driven stories that hold great meaning. Other JRPGs he loves in the genre are Persona 5 Royal, Octopath Traveler, Fire Emblem: Three Houses, Nier Automata, and Pokémon. He also regularly dives deep into the indie scene trying to find hidden gems and innovative ideas. Some of his favorite indie games include FTL: Faster Than Light, Thomas Was Alone, Moonlighter, Phantom Abyss, and Towerfall Ascension. More of his favorite games are Minecraft, Super Mario Odyssey, Stardew Valley, Skyrim, and XCOM 2. He has a first-class degree in Games Studies from Staffordshire University and has written for several sites such as USA Today's ForTheWin, Game Rant, The Sun, and KeenGamer. Email: ryan.woodrow@glhf.gg