(Oriental Poppy, Turkish Delight Oriental Poppy)
Dazzling stalwarts of the late spring and early summer perennial border, oriental poppies are selections or hybrids of the West Asian native Papaver orientale. The sumptuous flowers of 'Turkish Delight' depart from the oriental poppy norm both in their pale salmon pink hue and in their unblotched petals.
Remarkable not only for their form and color but also for their crinkled tissue-like texture, the glorious bowl-shaped flowers open from fat globular buds atop tall prickly stems....
Dazzling stalwarts of the late spring and early summer perennial border, oriental poppies are selections or hybrids of the West Asian native Papaver orientale. Named for the luscious rosy pink hue of its enormous flowers, 'Watermelon' departs from the brash tones of most oriental poppies. Large black blotches decorate the flower's center.
Remarkable not only for their form and color but also for their crinkled tissue-like texture, the glorious bowl-shaped flowers open from fat globular...
Ball® Horticultural Company
(Oriental Poppy, Pizzicato Oriental Poppy)
Dazzling stalwarts of the late spring and early summer perennial border, oriental poppies are selections or hybrids of the West Asian native Papaver orientale. A prolifically blooming seed-grown strain that spans the entire color range (red, scarlet, orange, salmon, mauve, pink and white) of oriental poppies, 'Pizzicato' carries its immense flowers on sturdy semi-dwarf stems that rarely need staking.
Remarkable not only for their magnitude and color but also for their crinkled tissue-like...
(Corn Poppy, Flanders Field Poppy, Shirley Poppy)
One of the most beautiful of all meadow wildflowers, the corn or Flanders poppy brings to mind European fields filled with red poppies gently waving in the wind. The deepest orange-red, papery blossoms appear from early to midsummer for only a short time as the plants are true annuals that quickly die after blooming and setting seed. This delicate poppy is native across Eurasia and in the far northern regions of Africa. It is a symbol of war remembrance in most English-speaking countries, made famous...
(American Legion Field Poppy, Corn Poppy, Field Poppy)
More than willing to sprout up across the landscape, American Legion field poppy boasts vibrant scarlet, papery-petaled blossoms across the warmth of summer. A clumping annual with tall, branching stems, it is native across Eurasia and extreme northern Africa. It is the floral emblem of the American veteran's association "The American Legion". Field poppy made famous by the poetic World World I line, "In Flanders Fields, the poppies blow, among the crosses row on row." It is the traditional lapel...
Mark A. Miller
(Opium Poppy, Poppyseed Poppy)
The bold colorful flowers and fruits of this large, fast-growing annual have been treasured by gardeners since ancient times. The papery poppy flowers come in many bright shades including pink, mauve, red and white, and the ornamental, bulbous seedpods are the source of culinary poppyseeds, which are used to flavor breads and cakes. Of obscure origin, this poppy is thought to be native to the eastern Mediterranean region.
There are legal constraints regarding this garden flower....
(Star Showers® Virginia Creeper, Virginia Creeper)
This North American native can be quite vigorous and will cover a stone wall or fence in no time.
Virginia creeper is a tough woody vine that clings to surfaces via spidery tendrils tipped with flattened adhesive pads called holdfasts. In the wild, it is found across much of eastern North America from Maine to Florida eastward into Texas where it exists in forests and rambles up trees. It is deciduous and has deep green palm-shaped compound leaves with five leaflets (quinquefolia means "five-leaved")....
A versatile, underused, and often unfairly maligned root vegetable, this extremely cold-hardy biennial is native to Europe and West Asia. The long, pale yellow, typically carrot-shaped taproot matures in fall from a spring sowing, and can be harvested as long as the ground remains workable. Its starchy flesh sweetens with fall frosts. In areas with mild winters, seeds can be sown in late summer or early fall for a winter crop. Rosettes of ferny leaves are borne the first growing season, accompanied...