Seed Swaps

Are these Icelandic Poppies?

30 Jun 2012
Sunny 26°C / 79°F

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?’




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:

Posted on 30 Jun 12 (almost 4 years ago)

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 4 years ago)

looks exactly like papaver somniferum. An annual.

Posted on 30 Jun 12 (almost 4 years ago)

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 4 years ago)

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 4 years ago)

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