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Are these Icelandic Poppies?

Saturday, 30 Jun 12 Sunny 26°C / 79°F

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Two of the four poppies in one peninsula of the Kidney Garden are blooming. They’re both the same color but one is superior to the other with just a tad more ‘frill’. I will mark it and save the seeds.

I call these ‘icelandic’ but please correct me if I’m wrong.

Red asiatic lily is blooming x7; yesterday….only one bloom. I had forgotten the blooming pattern of this plant not having one in my garden for many years. I was hoping that the buds would open one or two at a time like the hemerocallis.

Mountain rue must be 9 ft. tall. Getting a good image is a challenge and I failed.
Cimicifuga is 6 ft. tall+.

More hosta budding.

Fooey, milestones are not loading….again.
I’ll have to get back. Very inconvenient.

ETA: trying ’What’s this about?’


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Day 334

Poppy, Breadseed (Papaver somniferum)

Papaver somniferum

Day 181

Cimicifuga Black Cohosh

Cimicifuga racemosa

Day 181

Mountain Rue

Thalictrum clavatum


Lily asiatic 'red'

Lilium asiaticum

Day 181

Astilbe (white) chinensis or japonica

Astilbe chinensis

Day 14

Hosta#75J 'praying hands'



Hosta#75B 'blue mouse ears' mini (fir south)




  • snowtrooper

    snowtrooper wrote:

    It looks like it could be a fringed variety of breadseed poppy (Papaver somniferum). I’ve never seen an Iceland Poppy in blues/pinks before. The closest image I could find are during a quick search was: http://www.rhonestreetgardens.com/2011/06/2011-anld-garden-tour.html

    Posted on 30 Jun 12 (almost 3 years ago)

  • rosemarieGardener

    rosemarieGardener wrote:

    I tend to agree; I’ve only researched in a minor fashion (here with my question and google). Google shows me ‘hot’ colors….reds, oranges and in between. Thanks for your feedback.

    ETA: I agree, again…..that Breadseed Poppy (Papaver somniferum) sure looks like my plant, leaf, color and all! Thanks!

    Posted on 30 Jun 12 (almost 3 years ago)

  • anelson

    anelson wrote:

    looks exactly like papaver somniferum. An annual.

    Posted on 30 Jun 12 (almost 3 years ago)

  • rosemarieGardener

    rosemarieGardener wrote:

    Thank you, too….anelson. I knew it was an annual. I love when I can definitively identify one of my mystery or questionable plants! I will mark this question, ‘answered’.

    Posted on 30 Jun 12 (almost 3 years ago)

  • Matriarchy

    Matriarchy wrote:

    I love the red lilies that are blooming in many Folia gardens. I just got one last year, and I want more!

    Posted on 01 Jul 12 (almost 3 years ago)

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