POPPY 'PURPLE PEONY' Papaver paeoniflorum
These large double blooms are a deep purple, with fully double, ruffled and huge flowers! Flower almost resemble peony flowers, and bloom throughout the season. An elegant addition to the garden.
Height: 24-36", 60-90cm
Type: Annual, blooms first year from seed
Bloom time: Summer, continuous succession on blooms over a long period.
Note: Ornamental use only. Many plants have poisonous parts, these included. Minor toxicity.
Germination: Ideally, these seeds are planted outdoors in very early spring (while temperatures are still cool out), in the location that they are to be grown. If you live in a warm climate, these seeds can be started in the fall or winter, cool temperatures are the key. Lightly rake the soil until it is broken-up and 'fluffy', and then scatter the seeds on the soil. Water the seeds in, but do not try to bury them, or they will likely be too deep. Be sure that the soil is consistently moist while they germinate and while they are tiny. The seeds will wait for 'warming' temperatures before they germinate, though the cold temperatures beforehand is imperative before they grow.