Poppy Purple Peony

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  • Very tasteful yet stunning shade of antique violet-purple
  • Nearly all will flower in the first year of sowing
  • 500 seeds per pack
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Poppy Purple Peony
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Now you can grow a garden filled with Purple Peony Poppy plants from freshly harvested Papaver paeoniflorum seeds. Purple Peony Poppy plants are attractive flowering plants that grow up to 90cm tall. Their double petaled blooms are ruffled with a light purple colouring and measure up to 10cm wide. Purple Peony Poppy will bloom for a few short weeks, later wilting with the heat of summer, exposing their large, poppy seed pods.

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How to grow Papaver Poppies from Seed

Start perennial poppies outdoors in early spring, when some chance of frost is still a possibility. Start annual varieties outdoors at the same time in cooler areas. If you live in warmer regions, your best bet is to direct sow in the fall.

Poppies are famously difficult to transplant, so starting them indoors is not recommended. If you have to start them indoors, use peat or coir pots, and maintain a soil temperature of 12°C. Seeds will sprout in approximately 14 days.

Sow on the surface of the soil, or barely cover seeds. Thin to a minimum of 15cm apart.

Poppies are easy to grow and they self-seed with abandon, without becoming weedy. Simply pull up unwanted plants (an easy task) before they bloom, or better yet, let them tell you where they want to grow. They will thrive for years at a time in surprising spots, like a crack in the driveway. Other times, they simply won’t take, no matter how much you try. Keep them moderately well watered in hot, dry weather, and do not fertilize.

For the largest heads on Papaver somniferum, sow seeds in the fall or early winter. Thin plants to allow them some space, and keep the area weeded as plants grow larger. Grow this variety in full sun in well-drained, but ordinary garden soil. If spring and summer are cool and damp, or plants are overcrowded, expect smaller seed heads.

Fast Facts

Article number:
Botanical Name:
Papaver somniferum
Common Name:
Breadseed poppy, Florist's Poppies, Opium Poppies
Days to germinate:
7-14 days
Days to maturity:
9-12 weeks
Flowering time:
June, July, August
Hardiness and Longevity:
Hardy Annual
Up To 90cm
Ideal For:
Cottage Gardens, Cut Flower Garden
Up To 30cm
Full Sun

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