Fabulous deep purple-maroon double flowers look wonderful planted in drifts in a border. With long stems and attractive seed pods for cutting.
This fast-growing annual have been treasured by gardeners since ancient times. It produces rosettes of large, lobed, bluish-green leaves in spring. The leaves are hairless and have ruffled and toothed edges. In late spring and early summer, plants bear showy, papery, four-petaled flowers on tall leafy stems.
Large, decorative, urn-shaped seed capsules follow the flowers, their pleated caps opening to disperse many small black seeds. The seeds readily self-sow the following year. Plants die back after blooming.
This annual grows in full sun in moderately fertile, average, well-drained soil.
This is not an annual that transplants well, so directly sow seed in the ground in fall or early spring.
Information source: http://learn2grow.com/plants/papaver-somniferum/
Genus - Papaver
Species - Somniferum
Variety - Black
Common name - Poppy Paeony
Pre-Treatment - Not-required
Hardiness zones - 3 - 11
Height - 0,90 m
Spread - 0,30 m
Plant type - Annual Flower
Exposure - Full Sun, Partial Sun
Growth rate - Fast
Soil PH - Neutral, alkaline
Soil type - moderately fertile, average, well-drained
Water requirements - Average
Landscape uses - Cutflower, Dried Flower/Everlasting, Edible, Herb / Vegetable, Mixed Border, Wildflower
Bloom season - June - October
Leaf / Flower color - Green-grey / Deep purple maroon
Sow seeds directly outside from March to May in prepared seed bed in flowering position.
Sow thinly in rows 25cm apart. Cover lightly with fine soil.
Firm gently and keep moist.
Seedlings appear in 14-28 days.
Make 2-3 sowings for a longer flowrering season.
Your shopping cart is empty!