Poppies, both plants and poppy seeds for sale in Australia come from a wide range of species including Papaver, Papaveraceae, Mecanopsis, alpiium, orientale, pilosum, rhoeas, and cristata. And these are just a few.
Some poppies are very easy to grow in the garden, while others are difficult, and all this depends on the climate. Many are from areas of very cold winters and sharp drainage, others thrive in warmer climates and damp soils. The through away line that ‘poppies are easy to grow’ is true of a few species, others are just difficult.
One of the commonly grown species is Papavear nudicaule or ‘Icelandic Poppy’, pictured right.
The two major types of poppies in use in gardens are Meconopsis and Papaver, both species are very attractive with fascinating flowers and many with attractive and decorative seed heads.
Mecanopsis includes the himalayan poppy and welsh poppy, while Papaver includes Oriental poppy, Iceland poppy , Opium poppy, Corn poppy and other species.
With shades from white from varieties such as ‘Perry’s White’ through to dark red ‘Brilliant. The blue ‘Lingholm’ is a much sought after blue flowered Mecanopsis poppy, however difficult in Australian conditions.
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Phone(02) 6943 2623 Great Range of Perennial plants available for sale by mail order.