Growing poppies from seeds is quite an amazing idea for adding striking colors to your lovely garden. They act as a beautiful filler for unused spaces. The best part about growing poppies is that once you have planted them, they will come back every year, resulting in graceful drifts with time.
Poppy is a generic name for plant that belong to the Papaveraceae family. This group includes biennials, perennials, and annuals. They also include field poppies, oriental poppies, Himalayan poppies, and Welsh poppies. The summer flowers might be fleeting. However, their flowers make a fabulous addition to your garden in May and June.
The most popular variety of poppy is oriental poppies with large flowers. These plants feature hairy foliage and flower stems. Their petals could be crimped, shaggy, or ruffled and come in different colors from purple, red, pink to white. They could measure around 15cm across. Some of the other well-admired poppies include Papaver rhoeas, field poppy, Papaver somniferum, and opium poppy. If you like to try something challenging, then go for Meconopsis betonicfolia, blue Himalayan poppies. Now, let’s see how to grow poppies in your garden.