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Papaver paeoniflorum Black Peony (Peony Poppy) seeds

Papaver paeoniflorum Black Peony (Peony Poppy) seeds

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Dramatic annual Poppy with very dark purple, fully double, pom-pom like flowers on sturdy stems all summer long.  The seedpods that follow are highly prized for crafting and dried flower arrangements.  Very easy to grow indoors or out.

Hardy Annual
Flowers: June - August
Height: 60-90cm
Position: Sun in well-drained soil.

Packet of 200 seeds



When to Sow: Sow February to April, or August to September.


Outdoors: Scatter the seed on well raked soil, rake in lightly and water.  If sowing in rows, leave 20cm between rows. Germination varies with the time of year and conditions, but generally takes from 10-30 days.

Indoors:  Sow on the surface of moist compost and cover lightly with a fine sprinkling of compost, vermiculite or perlite.  Keep at 15-18C. Germination takes 10-30 days.

Growing: When the seedlings are large enough to handle, thin to or plant 20cm apart.  To prolong flowering and prevent self seeding, remove the seedheads just as the petals start to fall.  Otherwise, when flowering has finished in autumn, remove the dead plants, shake well to scatter the seed and rake the area lightly.


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Store seeds in a cool, dry place.