Black Peony - 500 seeds (Papaver Paeoniflorum)

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Peony Poppy (Papaver Paeoniflorum Black) - Perfect for the bed, border and as a cut flower, these annuals grown from peony seeds are a wonderful addition to any flower garden! Black peony poppy flowers burst forth with lovely  Dark burgandy colored blooms which are a full 4-5 inches  (10-12cm) across. The blooms form on erect, sturdy stems, and the plants reach 40 inches (100cm) tall and about 12 inches (30cm) wide. The seed pods that form after the bloom are spent is very attractive, and it they can be dried and preserved for used in dried arrangements.

Plant these seeds indoors in late winter. Use peat pots and starter mix for best results. Sow the flower seeds on the surface and press the seeds into the soil. Peony seeds need light to germinate. Keep flower seeds moist until germination. Another option used by many gardeners is to plant the flower seed outdoors. Papaver Paeoniflorum seeds can be sown in the late fall, late winter, or early spring. Prepare the soil by loosening the top several inches, spread the flower seeds and lightly rake. Firm the soil by walking lightly over the area. Thin the young seedlings to 15-18 inches (38-45cm) apart. Black Peony on average germinate within 5-20 days at 18C (65F).

Sowing:
Season: Annual
Height: 32-40in (80-100cm)
Bloom Season: Early summer
Bloom Color: Dark burgandy
Environment: Full sun
Soil Type: Moist, well-drained, pH 6.1 - 7.8
Germination Time: 5-20 days 
Temperature: 18C (65F)
Light Required: Yes
Depth: press into the soil
Plant Spacing: 15-18 (38-45cm)


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Data sheet

Color
Black
Height
Up to 90cm (35in)
Moisture
Medium
Ideal for
Beds & borders
Cottage garden
Cut flowers
Sunlight
Full sun
Partial shade
Scented
Unscented
Sowing month
April
August
March
May
September
Type
Hardy annual