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Papaver somniferum 'Black Beauty'

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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 Beauty

One member has or wants this plant for trade.

Category:
Annuals

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

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

Hardiness:
Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Danger:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
Dark Purple/Black

Bloom Time:
Mid Spring
Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:
Herbaceous

Other details:
Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:
Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds
Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Profile:

1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive orlielg On Apr 23, 2011, orlielg from San Francisco, CA wrote:

I bought Danish flag seeds and planted them in mid-November 2010. It is now late April and still no flower, but the foliage is growing pheonominally, beautiful, lush, blue-green hue. I am hoping that next month I will have beautiful, red and white flowers. This plant is so easy to grow and maintain. I recommend this plant to the beginner.



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