Oriental Poppy...magnificent colors!!!!

***This Spring Blooming Oriental Poppy, Papaver Orientale is a perennial flowering plant native to the Caucasus, North Eastern Turkey and Northern Iran, not the Orient as the name would seem to indicate.

Harlem Oriental Poppy

Harlem Oriental Poppy (Papaver orientale Harlem) perennial, Partial Shade/Full Sun, Zone 3 - 18 - 24 tall x 24 - 30 wide, spring flowers. Large burgundy red flowers on long sturdy stems. Poppies go summer dormant until the weather cools again in early f

Oriental Poppy opening. such a beautiful representation of life beginning. perfect.

ღღ Oriental Poppy opening In the love language of flowers, Poppies mean loyalty, faith, and remembrance

sheer poppy beauty

Poppies - an abundantly spreading perennial. In the language of flowers, poppies signify oblivion, and eternal sleep. The narcotic Opium is derived from the poppy flower.

Papaver somniferum (Paeoniiflorum Group) poppy 'Black Beauty'- stunningly beautiful. Near black fully double flowers rise on tall stems. And after the flower the seed heads form which look similarly wonderful. This hardy annual grows 2-3' tall and flowers from June-August. Growing in full sun, It is an excellent attractant and nectar source for bees and other beneficial insects.

Papaver 'Single Black' Huge single darkest purple-maroon blooms bear stunning white anthers & a contrasting lime green ovary in the center. To tall, plant them early & in rich soil Self-sows for free plants each Spring.

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Himalayan blue poppies, like an Old Master painting. Broadbent Have you ever seen blue poppies?

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This is a definite someday! I miss poppies Papaver Princess Victoria Louise. Had these 20 years ago befor my yard got so shaded. Going to start a sun garden this year and have to remember how much I love these interplanted with Iris.

Papaver Double 'Black Peony'

Papaver 'Black Peony' "Black Peony Poppy" A's favorite flower. This color would be beautiful incorporated throughout wedding decor or bridesmaids bouquets