Flower Color:Red shades
Foliage Color:Green shades
Sunlight:Full Sun (> 6 hrs. Direct Sun)
Water Requirements:Average Water Needs
Soil Quality:Average Soil Quality, Fertile Soil Quality
Soil Chemistry:Neutral Soil (pH = 7.0)
Bloomtime:Late Spring, Early Summer
Attracts Wings:Attracts Hummingbirds
Critter Resistant:Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant
Seasonal Interest:Dried Seed Heads
Garden Style:Cottage, Eclectic
Other Features:Border Plant, Cut Flower, Cut Foliage, Dried Flower, Specimen, Focal Point
Origin:Not Native to North America
Deep, oxblood-red blooms are borne on wiry, pubescent stems from late spring thru early summer. This is one of the finest reds available. Its petals have a crepe-like appearance and a satiny texture. Each flower can measure 4 to 6 inches across.
In the center of a poppy's flower rests a very large, velvety-black seed capsule surrounded by prominent, dark purple stamens. Altogether, these flowers absolutely steal the show when they are in bloom. After the bloom cycle is completed however, these perennials will go dormant, so plan on planting other plants nearby to fill in the gaps.