Poppy – Black Peony (Papaver Sommiferum) Black Flowers Peony Poppy Flower
Height: 31 in
Striking! Black Peony Poppies are highly unusual, and a hard to find variety of poppy! Makes a fantastic stand alone feature or great in cottage gardens, borders and cutting flower gardens.
This stunning summertime flower has huge fully double and fringed (10 cm or 4 in across) blooms with tightly packed petals that resemble a double peony in the deepest purple available- so dark, they appear black. The dramatic, peony-like flowers open for one day, and blooms appear from July through September. Leaves are smooth and lettuce like.
- Full sun
- Soil: not fussy
- Spacing: 20cm or 8-10 in
- Poppies are tap-rooted and do not take well to transplanting, direct sowing is recommended; sow the seeds in flowering position in early spring or fall and cover lightly. Sow seeds in the fall for early blooms in the spring.
- OR start indoors 4-5 weeks prior to last frost; transplant outdoors after all risk of frost has passed. Plant entire pot (remove container) and plant without disturbing roots.
- Germinates in 14-21 days
- Deadheading will encourage new blooms.
- Seed Count: 50