Many different garden strains of poppy exist, including Shirley poppy, Iceland poppy
, California poppy, Himalayan and the beautiful yellow Welsh poppy.
(Papaver nudicaule) Perennial in some zones With their tall, leafless stems that dance in the breeze, Iceland poppies are graceful companions to many cool-season plants.
Poppy Before: White Iceland poppy
opening in May; Mill Hall, Pa.
I tied an almost broken Iceland poppy
to a plum twig--with long
The Iceland poppy
is not unwilling when it comes to transplanting, but it takes time to settle in to its new-found-patch.
There are at least six different poppy species any Valley gardener can grow: the Iceland poppy
, California poppy, Shirley poppy, Mexican tulip poppy, Oriental poppy and Matilija poppy.
Sunset climate zones 7-9, 14-17: For instant color, plant annuals like calendula, cineraria, English daisy, forget-me-not, pansy, Iceland poppy
, English and fairy primroses, Primula obconica, snapdragon, stock, sweet William, and viola.
CREATE THE LOOK: The following are among SarahOs favourite varieties for cutting: Iceland poppy
Meadow Pastels (left) I a delicate flower with a beautiful shape, Lupin Blue Spear (right) I an annual variety that smells of palma violets and Dahlia Black Cat I a dark rich red cactus variety that lasts well in the vase.
For a shorter-lived plant the Iceland Poppy
, Papaver nudicaule, has flowers from white through yellow and pink to orange-red.
You will have to wait until June or July to sow the Iceland Poppy
SOW seeds of herbaceous perennials such as Iceland poppy
, geums oriental poppy, delphiniums and hollyhocks.