Peony Poppy, Opium Poppy, Paeony Flowered Poppy
Papaver somniferum 'Black Beauty'

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

Category:

Annuals

Foliage Color:

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Bloom Characteristics:

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Water Requirements:

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Where to Grow:

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Height:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

Hardiness:

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

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Bloom Color:

Dark Purple/Black

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Other details:

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Soil pH requirements:

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Patent Information:

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Propagation Methods:

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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

Gardeners' Notes:

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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.