A longtime summer favorite, poppies are some of the most dramatic flowers available. Huge crepelike blooms with dark centers put on a fabulous show. This mix includes a dramatic palette of colors in shades of orange, red, pink, white or purple.
Planting InstructionsFlowers best in full sun. Dig a hole large enough so that roots do not bend. Plant so that the crown is at or just below ground level. Firm soil around the roots and water thoroughly.
Winter CareMulch the first winter to prevent the plant from heaving from the ground due to alternating freezing and thawing weather. Remove mulch in early spring, before new growth starts.
Flower Form4-6" cup-shaped flower has crepe-paper-like, ruffled petals.
Foliage TypeBasal light green foliage has a bristly hairy texture. Foliage goes dormant after flowering and returns each fall.
Soil RequirementWell-drained, average garden soil. Does not like wet soil.
PruningRemove spent flower stems, and remove spent foliage after the plant goes dormant in summer. Spent flower stems or sead heads can be removed after flowering, if desired.
Additional InformationFoliage goes dormant in summer. Avoid wet soils that stay wet in winter.