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 InstructionsPlant crown 2-3" deep in well dug humus enriched soil.
Winter CareMulch the first winter to protect the plant from frost heave.
Flower FormShowy, 4-6" across with crepe paper like petals.
Foliage TypePinnatisect leaves up to 12" long with toothed edges and bristly hairy stems and leaves.
Soil RequirementWell-drained. Dislikes wet soil.
PruningRemove spent foliage after they go summer dormant.
Additional InformationFoliage goes dormant in summer. Avoid planting in areas where soils stay wet in winter.
Unique CharactersticsThe clusters of beautiful, glossy flowers and rich shiny green leaves are a welcome sight in early spring. This is an easy plant for a water garden, beside a steam or in a boggy area. In such places it will thrive and increase in size each year. As it flowers early in the year before the tree foliage opens it is well suited to shady sites which will be advantageous in the hot summer weather as the foliage prefers some protection from intense hot sunshine. In far northern climates with cool summers it can be grown in full sun. The soil must have plenty of organic matter worked into to it and never be allowed to dry out. A delightful native that is very hardy and easy in the right spot