There is always a bit of a thrill mixed in with my ordinary seed orders each spring. I spontaneously add a few extra packets to the list. Newbies. Will they do well in my zone 4 climate? I am thrilled with my impulsive purchase this season.
Common Name: Danish Flag Poppy, Feathered Poppy, Fringed Poppy
Latin Name: Papaver somniferum
The somewhat ragged foliage of this poppy could easily be mistaken for a weed.
I planted this beauty in one of the most challenging areas of my garden: a small bed tucked between the heat of southern exposure and wooden siding. It is often shorted on water, as we spare the adjacent kitchen counters a sprinkle. And yet, it is thriving, blooming and dropping seeds, for an abundant patch again next year.