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Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Annual
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Mesic
Plant Height: 2-3 feet
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Purple
Red
Resistances: Deer Resistant

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Location: Ann Arbor, MichiganDate: 2020-07-03Black Swan Poppy bloom
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Date: 2013-07-25
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Photo courtesy of Annie's Annuals and Perennials
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Date: 2013-07-18
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Location: Lenore, ID
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Location: Ann Arbor, MichiganDate: 2020-06-22 Peony style Poppy ~ Papaver somniferum 'Black Swan' photo grid
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Comments:
Posted by dnrevel (Michigan - Zone 6a) on Nov 9, 2020 11:50 PM

Black Swan is a spectacular annual poppy. Large, deep burgundy purple frilled flowers. Can self seed. Look for seed heads in the fall.

Grows 24-30 Inches
Need to be cold stratified to germinate, so use Winter Sowing methods.

Winter sowed in 2019, produced beautiful bloom by late June, early July.

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Plant Events from our members
chelle On March 20, 2015 Seeds sown
Direct sown - Ash tree bed
dragonfetti On November 3, 2014 Obtained plant
Burpee seeds
HamiltonSquare On March 22, 2016 Miscellaneous Event
Protection from Gold Crown Sparrows failed several times over the spring and plant has failed. These birds have eaten many things from flower petals to non-native poppy leaves.
dnrevel On January 13, 2021 Seeds germinated
See photo. Purchased seed from Botanical Interests.
dnrevel On January 13, 2021 Seeds sown
2nd year winter sowing. Am trying 1/2 in cardboard tubes, 1/2 not. Last years flowers were spectacular. This year's seed packets were from Botanical Interests.
dnrevel On February 24, 2020 Seeds sown
First time sown, new to Winter Sowing. Did beautifully.
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