Mother of Pearl Poppies

Photo of Mother of Pearl Poppies.
Mother of Pearl Poppies that came from Thompson and Morgan years ago. I always thought the leaves were fairly ugly and when the plants are planted one per location they do look bad but if you put a bunch of them together you won't notice the ugly leaves, just the bright pink, white and red flowers.

Mother of Pearl poppies are native to somewhere in Europe. They are annuals that are extremely easy to grow. They reseed themselves easily so don't bother collecting any seeds. They will pop up again in the Fall or Spring all by themselves. Plants that start in the Fall will be much larger than the ones that come up in the Spring.

Many other varieties of Papaver rhoeas exist that come in other colors, odd designs on the petals and double petals.

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