Poppy Black Swan Seeds

Poppy Black Swan Seeds

Papaver somniferum var. laciniatum

Item #1312

Annual. Black Swan is too gorgeous to tuck away in a menagerie of other flowers. Sow it along a path you frequent, in a bed near your deck or patio, or in a large container where you can watch its richly colored 3"-5" semi-double blossoms unfurl from full pods on graceful, curved, swan-like necks. Savor its intricate, finely cut petals that are as dark as a fine cabernet. Harvest them for exquisite bouquets or simply enjoy the show! Deer resistant.

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Full sun to part shade

Blooms summer

2'-3' tall

Days to Emerge:
10-15 days

Seed Depth and Spacing:
Scatter, and rake in lightly

When 2" tall, thin to 1 every 6"

When to sow outside: RECOMMENDED. 4 to 6 weeks before average last frost, as soon as soil can be worked, or early to mid-fall for bloom the following spring.

When to start inside: Not recommended; does not transplant well.

Special germination instructions: Seeds require light to germinate. Rake lightly into surface of soil; keep moist.

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