Gardeners usually have a story or two to tell about goings on in their compost piles. Patricia Marrow discovered this dusky reddish purple Poppy in hers and fortunately realized it was a treasure.
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".