Who can deny the poppy a presence in the garden. They put on an amazing show with their short lived blooms.
Once in a while a frilled poppy would show up among my single-petaled
varieties but this year I received a packet of frilled poppy seeds from a
The paper-thin petals are constrained like a ball of crepe paper within two smooth sepals.
From a packet of mixed wildflower seeds scattered years ago only the corn poppy, Papaver rhoeas is a survivor. They are known for being able to survive for more than 80years.
A large red poppy, among all the pinks, found its way into my garden this year.
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