11 Pretty Poppies

Get planting ideas and see some of the over 120 varieties of this beautiful flowering plant.
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'Ladybug' Poppy Is Good for Containers

The 'Ladybug' poppy is one of over 120 species in the poppy family. It is a good variety for containers.

Fresh Mix

The mix of bright red poppies and sunny daisies makes for a cheerful garden combo.

Tree Poppy Plant

The tree poppy, Romneya coulteri, is able to withstand the extreme conditions of hot, dry sites.

California Poppy

The California poppy is one of over 120 species in the poppy family. It is a good variety for containers.

Shirley Poppy

Shirley poppies appear in various colors with petals that look like crinkled silk. They are a quick to grow plant.

Poppy Field

Plant a natural mix of wildflowers if a backyard space is big enough. A colorful mix of red poppies and other nectar rich flowers will attract pollinating insects.

Opium Poppy

Papaver somniferum come in pink, red, mauve, or even white flowers. They form seedheads that can be either cut for dried arrangements or left to self-seed.

Poppy Seed Pods

Papaver somniferum, or opium poppy, is a hardy annual, flowering in summer and shedding its seeds again in autumn. Its flowers range in color from white to purple and any shade of red or pink in between. Poppies produce seeds prolifically.

Field Poppies

Papaver rhoeas, 'Mother of Pearl' group, is a pretty mix of field poppies with single and semi double flowers in pink, white, reds and silvery greys, which gently scatters itself in the garden from one year to the next. Plant these in a sunny site.

Papaver Orientale 'Cedric Morris'

This Oriental poppy produces large, soft pink flowers with black centers above gray divided leaves in May or June sometimes blooming again in the summer.

Papaver Orientale

The Oriental poppy is a perennial flowering plant.