Papaver somniferum 'Black Swan'
In this mix
|Direct Sow/ Plant Out|
- Hardy Annual
- Border (Middle)
- Broad Tolerance
- June - August, 10 weeks from a spring sowing, followed by typical somniferum pepper-pot seedpods.
- 90cm (36in)
- Common name
- Opium Poppy
- Full Sun
- 30cm (12in)
- 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.
A crazy frizzle-sizzle opium poppy which looks like someone’s cut every petal with crimping shears. I love it!
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.