For a big splash in smaller spaces, try this glorious upright, more compact single Poppy. Its lightly ruffled 4in blossoms are a lustrous, clear red, dramatically splotched with black -- beautiful alongside the plump, pale green and fuzzy buds. 'Matador' received the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit, too. PP 17,349
When you want to introduce excitement into the June border, consider Oriental Poppies, for their ruffled and shimmering petals pack more pigment than you can imagine. Plant Poppies in groups in a sunny, well-drained position and match them with summer bloomers or annuals that spread out and will conceal their early dormancy. Poppies also make stunning cut flowers if you sear the ends of freshly cut stems with a match. Our plants are shipped early for fall planting, to allow them time to settle in and make a good start in your garden. For information on Oriental Poppy care, click on "Growing Guide."
Winter Protection for Zones 3-6: In the fall, leave new foliage on your plants and mulch with a loose material, such as evergreen boughs or pine needles, after the soil has frozen to a depth of 1".