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Papaver somniferum 'Black Swan'

A crazy frizzle-sizzle opium poppy which looks like someone's cut every petal with crimping shears. I love it!
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1000 seeds

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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 seedpods.
Height
90cm (36in)
Group/Species
somniferum
Common name
Opium Poppy
Moisture
Well-drained
Size
1000 seeds
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

A crazy frizzle-sizzle opium poppy which looks like someone’s cut every petal with crimping shears. I love it!

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.