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A beautiful cottage garden favourite which will self seed around the garden freely. Will also produce the most beautiful seeds pods for drying which look fabulous in bouquets both fresh & Dried.


When to Sow: Aug - May

Best sowed direct in Autumn or Spring into moist well-drained soil, keep well watered until plants are well established. Thin resultings seedlings. Can be sowed in to pots but they dislike root disturbance so should be sowed thinly so pricking out is not necessary.


  • Classification: Hardy Annual
  • Expert Level:  Easy to Grow
  • Germination Time : 2-8 Weeks


  • Site: Full Sun/ Part Sun
  • Soil Type: Will grow in most soils
  • Soil Acidity: All Types
  • Mositure: Well drained
  • Care: Cut & Come Again.   Deadhead if you do not want it to self-seed
  • Use: Cut Flowers, Garden Borders, Dried seed pods
  • Harvesting: Cut in the cracking bud stage and sear ends in boiling water. Cut seed pods green or brown
  • Days to Maturity:  80-90 Days


  • Vase Life: 2-3 Days
  • Height: 90cm
  • Plant Spacing: 15cm

Papaver Somniferum "Peony Black Beauty"

Out of Stock
  • 375 Seeds per packet Approx

    Please note that the majority of our seeds are packed by volume so the number of seeds indicated is an approximation.

    We make every effort to provide British seeds where possible, but in some cases our British Growers are unable to grow in sufficient quantities to meet our demand or the seeds are subject to Plant breeders' rights which means it is only possible for us to buy these seeds from certain non UK flower farms 

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