- keywords: howtogrow Mother of Pearl Poppy, alias papaver rhoeas,
- location: Chicago, Illinois, Zone5
- seedsfrom: Thompson and Morgan
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.
If you have any questions or comments, write me.
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