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.
Papaver orientale ‘Forncett Summer’ (P-2240)
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A blousy beauty from Norfolk, England, ‘Forncett Summer’ models well-endowed vivid salmon-pink blooms, embellished with dark knobby centers plus ebony daubs at the base of each parchment-thin petal. The shimmering ultrafringed flowers reside above a robust foundation of lanky slender stems wrapped in hairy deeply-divided gray-green leaves. Well suited for rockeries, cottage gardens and mixed borders, this long-lived upright perennial makes a stunning statement amid Salvia ‘Tanzerin’ and Allium ‘Gladiator’.
Size: 2-1/2' – 3' 0" high x 18" – 2' 0" 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 ‘Patty′s Plum’
- Papaver orientale plena ‘May Queen’
- Papaver orientale ‘Princess Victoria Louise’
- Papaver orientale ‘Royal Wedding’
- Papaver orientale ‘Snow Goose’
- Papaver orientale ‘Turkenlouis’
- Papaver spicatum