9 Pretty Poppies
Get planting ideas and see some of the over 120 varieties of this beautiful flowering plant.
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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.
'Ladybug' Poppy is Good for Containers
The 'Ladybug' poppy is one of over 120 species in the poppy family and is a good variety for containers.
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.
The California poppy is one of over 120 species in the poppy family. It is a good variety for containers.
Shirley poppies appear in various colors with petals that look like crinkled silk. They are a quick-to-grow plant.
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.
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.
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.