Papaver somniferum Black Peony

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Seeds and ranunculus/anemones orders are sent within 10-14 days.

Product Specification

This poppy has a peony size- it is massive and glorious. Beautiful fluffy flowers come in deep cherry black and eggplant colors with many thin petals on a long strong stem. By regularly sowing in different places, you will have continuous flowering. Amazing variety for your garden and flower arrangements. After flowers fade, they leave an abundance of beautiful green-grey seed pods that add textural interest to your garden.

Tips to grow:

Use only direct seeding (recommended) as any root disturbance leads to plant death. Not demanding plant and can be grown on different types of soils. Deadheading is essential to extend blooming.

Number of seeds in package: 50 seeds

Average seed life: 4-5 years

Sow for Further Transplanting




Planting Depth

0.5 cm

Days to Germination


Germination Temperature

16-24 ⁰С

Life cycle



60-120 cm

Light Preference

full sun, part shade


20-25 cm

Starting from Seeds

The journey of cultivating seeds offers numerous rewards. It provides an early start to the season, grants access to a plenty of unique varieties not commonly available at local nurseries, and efficiently fills your cutting garden at a budget-friendly cost.

Growing Experience

Cultivating plants from seeds is not just a horticultural task- it’s a journey of growth and discovery. As you embark on this journey, each stage of the process becomes a fulfilling experience.

From the delicate germination of the seeds to the sturdy emergence of seedlings, and finally, the flourishing of mature plants, you become an active participant in the miraculous cycle of life.

Make the most of our knowledge to avoid common gardening mistakes and successfully grow your dahlias. Explore our blog on "How to start from Seeds" and feel free to reach out with any questions.

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