Poppy Seeds - Double Black

Poppy Seeds - Double Black

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Packet $4.99
1 Ounce $29.39 ($29.39/ounce)
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  • Peony-flowered blooms in the richest shade of plum
  • Annual; Stunning dark purple blooms
  • Beautiful, fully double blooms resemble peonies
  • Poppy seeds require a cool period of 2-4 weeks to break dormancy, and some gardeners choose to cold stratify their seeds.
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Life Cycle Annual
Planting Season Spring
Color Black, Purple
Growth Habit Clumping, Spreading
Plant Height Up to 32 inches
Bloom Season Summer

Plant Characteristics Attracts Bees, Attracts Butterflies, Attracts Pollinators, Easy to Grow & Maintain
Use Container Garden
Growing Conditions Drought Tolerant, Poor Soil Tolerant
Plant Resistance Deer, Rabbit

About Poppy Seeds - Double Black

Papaver somniferum

Seed Type Open Pollinated Seed
Plant Type Double, Peony-Flowered

The Poppy somniferum Double Black is a beautiful annual variety of Poppy Flower Seeds. The rich color, deep purple almost back, is offset by the large, frilly, double-petaled head. This hearty poppy seed is valued for its architectural pepper-pot shaped seed pod that will self-seed in your flower bed for additional seasons of color.

Planting Information

Planting Poppy Seeds - Double Black

Planting Season Spring
Seed Prep Requires Light, Stratification
Sowing Method Direct Sow, Start Indoors
Light Requirement Full Sun, Partial Shade
Planting Depth 1/16 inch
Plant Spacing 6 to 8 inches
Plant Height Up to 32 inches
Water Needs Average
Hardiness Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
View our Poppy Planting Guide to learn more.


Amount Avg Seed Count Recommended Coverage
Packet 890 Up to 80 Sq. Ft
1 Ounce 84,111 Up to 625 Sq. Ft

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