Papaver rhoeas (Shirley Poppy)

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  1. Durgan

    Durgan Contributor 10 Years

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    http://Poppy1.notlong.com 29 May 2007

    This is the first poppy, Papaver rhoeas (Shirley Poppy), this year. It is mixed up with the Bee Balm. The poppies seeds survive the winter. Usually I have poppies blooming all summer. They thrive if thinned, and one plant produces probably over 100 flowers.

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  2. Ron B

    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    Nice red. Maybe it's partly how it was photographed, the foliage behind looks deeply colored as well.
     
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    Liz Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    Every year I have a tiny fragile orange poppy that comes up in some of my pots. I am not sure where it came from as the only poppy seed I have ever had was some opium poppies and they have long gone. The flower is quiet small about the size when you put a thumb and fore finger together. Durgn Love the photos. I really am going to have to get one of the new fangled cameras.

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    I suggest your poppy may be California Poppy. They are pretty aand delicate.

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    Liz Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    No I have never had them. This looks like a perfectly formed minature icelandic poppy but it is very small by comparison. I also have not had them here. Maybe it is a mutation from the opium poppies.

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    http://aemoo.notlong.com 6 July 2007 Shirley Poppies consolidated with dates on the pictures.. They seem to be predominately a June flower in Zone 5.

    My pictures were reviewed for Shirley Poppies.Papaver rhoeas (Shirley Poppy) Most bloomed well up to the middle of June approximately. It appears they prefer slightly cool weather to germinate. All my garden poppies are from seed that over-wintered. There are always some poppy blooms all summer. They are mixed in all or most of the garden area.

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