Monday, 26 July 2010

Today's Flower - Poppy

This is our Today's Flower post - Oriental Poppy

The Oriental Poppy is native to the Caucasus, northeastern Turkey, and northern Iran orginally a scarlet orange colour selective breeding in the 19th century has created a range of colors from clean white with black blotches through clear true pinks and salmon pinks to a deep maroon.
After flowering the foliage dies away entirely, which allows their survival in the summer drought their native lands. So ideal for the UK this summer!

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  1. A lovely flower, I've got just one on the plot! Flighty xx

  2. This is such a lovely color--one I rarely see in gardens but when I do I have to stop to get a better view. . .and sigh.
    Thanks for sharing the beauty.

  3. The oriental poppies are so wonderfully photogenic... yours is lovely... Larry


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