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Double Peony Poppy Purple

Papaver paeoniflorum 

These impressive peony poppies display large double-flowered heads in beautiful Mauve purple color .These huge flowers with purple  balls make quite a sparkling display in the flower garden! The flowers are 4-5 inches across and packed with fringed petals arranged in tight whorls at the end of long, sturdy stems. After the blooms are done, attractive seed pods form that make beautiful dried decorations for arrangements.



Season: Annual
Height: 32-48”
Site: Full sun

Average Germ Time: 14 - 21 days
Days to maturity: 80-90 days

Seed depth:Surface, press into the soil, do not cover
Plant spacing: 12”
Approx seeds per packet: 100


How to Grow: 

Sow peony seeds indoors in late winter. Use peat pots and starter mix. Sow the flower seeds on the surface and press the seeds into the soil. These particular type of seeds need light to germinate. Keep flower seeds moist until germination. Another option, and often preferred by many gardeners, is to direct sow the seeds outdoors. The flower seed can be sown in the late fall, late winter, or early spring. Prepare the soil by loosening the top several inches, spread the flower seeds and lightly rake. Firm the soil by walking lightly over the area. Thin the small seedlings to 15 - 18 inches apart. Peony plants perform best in areas where summers are cool or dry. They are not a good choice for humid regions.



After cutting each poppy (always at a 45-degree angle for optimal water-drinking potential), burn the last inch of the cut stem all around for about 30 seconds, finishing by "cauterizing" the very tip of the flower stem. Place immediately in your water-filled vase.


Vase life:

3-4 Days

Double Peony Poppy Purple

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