Dianna’s Purple Poppy (Papaver paeoniflorum), is a self-sowing annual grown from seed, perfect for summer wildflower meadows - and it’s deer proof. By mid-August the flowers will fade and the seeds will begin to ripen. Do not cut the flowers back, so that the seeds are allowed to dry completely before self-sowing. (The seeds should not be covered with soil.) Poppy seeds require a period of cold weather (which acts as a trigger for germination in the spring), so fall is the ideal time to sow poppy seeds.
Botany Photo of the Day, UBC Botanical Garden: ”In science, beauty. In beauty, science. Daily.”
Black Flower Power: Anemone pratensis (Pasque Flower). It is one of those flowers that is considered extremely toxic, so it useful as a deer-resistant choice for the garden.
The Black Dahlia (top left), Charles Rennie Mackintosh, with new interpretations.
What is it that intrigues us about black flowers? They are rare, mysterious, and unique.
The long stems on the Dahlias make them practical for floral arrangements, even wedding bouquets.
For the garden, try ‘Black Widow’ if you dare.
Black flowers. Black Peonies. Is there anything else to say?
Stunning…yes, it looks just like what you’d think it was: Black Bat Flower.