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Papaver somniferum 'Black Paeony'

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Family: Papaveraceae (pa-pav-er-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Papaver (puh-PAY-ver) (Info)
Species: somniferum (som-NEE-fer-um) (Info)
Cultivar: Black Paeony
Additional cultivar information: (aka Black Cloud, Black Peony)

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Category:
Annuals

Height:
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:
15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

Hardiness:
Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Danger:
Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:
Dark Purple/Black

Bloom Time:
Mid Spring
Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:
Herbaceous

Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:
Non-patented

Propagation Methods:
From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall
Direct sow as soon as the ground can be worked

Seed Collecting:
Bag seedheads to capture ripening seed
Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds
Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

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1 neutral
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Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Neutral berrygirl On Apr 12, 2006, berrygirl from Braselton, GA (Zone 7b) wrote:

I grew 3 of these last year- bought as plants. They came back this yr. from the roots. Had 2 very tiny plants and 1 a bit larger. They did not re-seed and make more..... :(

I transplanted them and they promptly died on me. Be warned that they apparently don't transplant well.

Positive TamTam On Jul 27, 2003, TamTam from Blue Springs, MO (Zone 5b) wrote:

Beautiful poppies, and the seeds are so fun to collect!! When the top of the pod "opens" you just tip it over and they fall out. :)

Regional...

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

Seward, Alaska
Braselton, Georgia
Prospect, Kentucky
Mason, Michigan
Blue Springs, Missouri
Greenwich, Ohio
Toledo, Ohio
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Austin, Texas
Seattle, Washington
Spokane, Washington



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