Papaver / Poppy
Vibrant Early-Season Color on an Easy Plant
Papaver / poppies are one of the most eye-catching perennials, with dark plummy seedheads peeking out from behind the curtains of vibrantly colored, crepe-papery petals. They require good drainage and sun, but will flourish in most soil types. Best dotted rather than massed, because they go completely dormant in winter, giving the appearance of gaps. When content, poppy will self-seed, spreading year after year.