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Papaver somniferum 'Black Single'

The wild mauve-purple single opium poppy is beautiful, but this is so much more so - crimson black with silvery-blue contrasting stems and leaves.
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500 seeds

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Direct Sow/ Plant Out
Flowers/ Harvest

Details:

Type
Hardy Annual
Position
Border (Middle)
Soil
Broad Tolerance
Flowers
June - August, 10 weeks from a spring sowing, followed by typical somniferum pepper-pot seed pods
Height
90cm (36in)
Group/Species
somniferum
Common name
Opium Poppy
Moisture
Well-drained
Aspect
Full Sun
Spread
30cm (12in)
Cultivation
Dislikes root disturbance so best sown direct. Scatter seeds through borders in spring or autumn. Easy to grow in any well-drained soil in full sun or light shade.

Description

The wild mauve-purple single opium poppy is beautiful, but this is so much more so – crimson black with silvery-blue contrasting stems and leaves.

Caution: Harmful if eaten.

Care Tips

Pick or deadhead flowers regularly to encourage growth and to prolong flowering. Remove seed heads if you do not want it to self-seed. Caution: Harmful if eaten.