Just about every year, my loot from seed trades and exchanges includes a few varieties of annual poppies. They don't always grow well for us, but we usually have at least one variety to delight us. This year, it's Papaver somniferum var. paeoniflorum 'Black peony', with dark burgundy, almost black, double flowers.
||bread poppy; opium poppy
||various colors (summer)
||ordinary garden soil
||direct-sow where it is to grow, in early spring - does not like to be transplanted.
detailed seed-starting info below
|Seed ripens||early July||
|Volunteer seedling, clearly peony-flowered, but not as dark |
|A tall self-seeded stand |
We left this plant behind in our Pennsylvania garden (and wish it well); we don't grow it in Houston.
Seed for this plant is included on my seed trade list
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|D. Ramamoorthy||Mar 21, 2012||Dear Sir/madam,
It is fabulous pictures along with reliable medicinal and cultivable based points which would be really useful to those are in need of those points. I appreciate you for having collected some important picture and points with regard to the species.
With kind regards,
- Seed for 'Drama Queen' from HPS/MAG '14/'15 exchange. Baggy 70F with light (100%G, 3-5d)
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