at Digging Dog
Wielded by man since prehistoric times, Poppies have long been associated with sleep and oblivion, and after the First World War, the Flower of Forgetfulness ironically evolved into a symbol for remembrance. Generally distinguished by nodding buds, solitary fleeting flowers gracing long
stems, and decorative seed heads, these sun-lovers appreciate a lean, well drained and somewhat dry position.
The English use the word “blowsy” to describe its billowy, cloudlike presence; we think
it apt. Quick to establish itself in well drained soils, this Poppy’s sheer, papery blossoms have
a soft, creamy apricot coloring. Prominent rounded buds, dentate leaves and the plentiful stand of flowering stems are heavily felted in gray. When planted with silvery Stachys, a soft pastel palette is achieved that welcomes the lilac hues of Nepeta ‘Longipes’.
Size: 18"–2' 0" high x 2' 0" wide; hardy to zone 6.
Papaver spicatum (P-0964)
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Digging Dog Nursery
a retail and mail order plant nursery specializing in unusual and hard to find perennials, ornamental grasses, shrubs, trees, and vines.
31101 Middle Ridge Rd.
Albion, CA 95410
Tues 10 am – 4 pm
Wed. 10:30 am – 4 pm
Thu. 12 pm – 4 pm
Fri. & Sat. 10:30 am – 4 pm