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 defined by nodding buds, ornamental seed heads and solitary fleeting flowers gracing long stems, these sun lovers appreciate a well-drained, somewhat dry position, good air circulation, a hard cut after blooming and a winter chill. Plant in mass for best effect.
AVAILABLE FALL 2022
Initially discovered as a chance seedling on the compost pile at Patricia Marrow’s Somerset nursery, this sensational Papaver is coveted for its huge, uniquely colored plum-wine flowers. The elegant 5 to 6 in. wide blooms showcase dark black splotches at the base of each papery petal and a blackberry-hued ring, which encompasses an ornate gold and maroon knobby boss. Splashing saturated color across the summer border or in a vase, the lavish display is supported by serrated grayish green leaves.
Size: 2-1/2' high x 20" wide.
Hardy to zone 3.
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Other selections in this genus:
- Papaver atlanticum ‘Flore Pleno’
- Papaver orientale ‘Allegro’
- Papaver orientale ‘Beauty of Livermere’
- Papaver orientale ‘Harlem’
- Papaver orientale ‘Marlene’
- Papaver orientale ‘Mrs Perry’
- Papaver orientale plena ‘May Queen’
- Papaver orientale ‘Princess Victoria Louise’
- Papaver orientale ‘Royal Wedding’
- Papaver orientale ‘Snow Goose’
- Papaver orientale ‘Turkenlouis’
- Papaver spicatum