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Papaver

Poppy

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, decorative seed heads and solitary fleeting flowers gracing long stems, these sun lovers appreciate a well-drained, somewhat dry position, winter chill, good air circulation and a hard cut after blooming. Plant in mass for best effect.

For the adventuresome gardener and not the faint-at-heart, this flamboyant beauty seduces us with her gorgeous oxblood-red flowers. Engraved by an ebony swath at each base, the overlapping, crepe-paper-like petals gather around velvety jet-black centers, while lounging on tall steadfast stems. A bushy bluish green bed of pinnately lobed, toothed and hairy foliage becomes a restful counterpoint to the large hot-headed blooms.

Blooms June

Size: 2-1/2' high x 20" wide.

Hardy to zone 3.

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