Peony Poppy, Opium Poppy, Paeony Flowered Poppy
Papaver somniferum 'Flemish Antique'

Family: Papaveraceae (pa-pav-er-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Papaver (puh-PAY-ver) (Info)
Species: somniferum (som-NEE-fer-um) (Info)
Cultivar: Flemish Antique
Additional cultivar information:(aka Flemish Antique Shades)

Category:

Annuals

Foliage Color:

Blue-Green

Bloom Characteristics:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:

6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

Hardiness:

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

Scarlet (Dark Red)

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall

From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse

From seed; sow indoors before last frost

From seed; direct sow after last frost

Self-sows freely; deadhead if you do not want volunteer seedlings next season

Seed Collecting:

Bag seedheads to capture ripening seed

Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Bellflower, California

Richmond, California

Salinas, California

Painesville, Ohio

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Jun 28, 2007, zone5girl from Painesville, OH (Zone 5b) wrote:

This flower is so gorgeous, it will always have a place in my garden!

Positive

On Aug 8, 2002, Weezingreens from Seward, AK (Zone 3b) wrote:

I first grew the Flemish Antiques when a friend sent me some seed from Washington. I've grown them every year from seeds I've collected, and they always come back true.