(P. somniferum var. paeoniflorum ‘Black’)
Black Peony Poppy is an annual flower native to the Mediterranean region but grows throughout the northeastern and southwestern United States. At maturity, this plant reaches a height of 2-3' and features blue-green foliage and large 4” rose-like dark maroon flowers. This plant can be grown in a container, attracts bees, birds, butterflies, and self-sows, and is used as a cut flower.
Variety: Paeoniflorum ‘Black’
Native to: Algeria, France, Morocco, Spain, Tunisia.
Introduced into: Afghanistan, Alabama, Albania, Alberta, Amur, Angola, Argentina Northeast, Argentina South, Arizona, Assam, Baleares, Baltic States, Bangladesh, Belarus, Belgium, Bermuda, British Columbia, California, Cambodia, Canary Is., Central European Rus, Chile Central, Chile South, China North-Central, China South-Central, China Southeast, Colorado, Connecticut, Czechoslovakia, East Aegean Is., East European Russia, East Himalaya, Ecuador, Ethiopia, Great Britain, Greece, Greenland, Hainan, Honduras, Hungary, Illinois, India, Inner Mongolia, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Italy, Juan Fernández Is., Kazakhstan, Kentucky, Khabarovsk, Korea, Krym, Laos, Lebanon-Syria, Libya, Madeira, Magadan, Maine, Manchuria, Manitoba, Massachusetts, Mexico Northeast, Mexico Northwest, Mexico Southeast, Mexico Southwest, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Myanmar, Nepal, New Brunswick, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New South Wales, New York, Newfoundland, Norfolk Is., North Carolina, North Caucasus, North Dakota, Nova Scotia, Ohio, Ontario, Oregon, Pakistan, Palestine, Pennsylvania, Peru, Portugal, Primorye, Qinghai, Québec, Romania, Saskatchewan, Sicilia, South Australia, South European Russi, Tadzhikistan, Tasmania, Texas, Thailand, Tibet, Transcaucasus, Tristan da Cunha, Turkey, Turkey-in-Europe, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uruguay, Utah, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Vermont, Victoria, Vietnam, Virginia, West Himalaya, West Siberia, Western Australia, Wisconsin, Xinjiang, Yugoslavia.
Ease of Growing: Easy
Grown as: Annual
Maturity (Bloom): Early summer
Light: Full Sun
Water: Average Water Needs. Water regularly; do not overwater.
Soil Moisture: Moist, well-drained, pH 6.1 - 7.8
Beneficial Insects: Yes. This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and birds.
Sow Depth: 1/4"
Produces: blue-green foliage and large 4” rose like dark maroon flowers.
USDA Grow Zone: 3-8
Eventually the pods will begin to dry out and the vents at the top of the pods will open when the seeds are ripe, ready to release the seed. The pods can be cut off to harvest the seeds or the plants can be left standing in the garden to self-sow for next year. If seeding is not desired, simply deadhead spent flowers before pods are formed.
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