Flower of the Day – April 13, 2017 – Poppies


Cee’s Flower of the Day – April 13, 2017 – Oriental Poppy


A neighbour kindly gave me a few Remembrance Poppy seeds a few years ago. I threw them in a few places round the garden and got some nice bunches of poppies, which i collected the seeds from to replant for the next season. The first crop were basically identical (or i did not notice much variety in any of them).


Each year they came up i found more and more varieties. Mostly the flowers have 4 petals some have six and some are double fours. Initially all were bright red, some had a black ‘cross’ in the centre of the cup, some did not. Four years ago i collected one petal from the different varieties i had in bloom that day – the pic of them is at the bottom.

(Click on Pic to enlarge)

The original poppy plant (black cross in centre type).


A later variant – no idea where this seed came from.


A beautiful pure white poppy – with a dandelion seed caught at centre!  No idea where this variety came from but a few red poppies with an outer white lip appeared before this beauty showed up.


13 different varieties, types (4 petals, 6 petals; black cross, white cross, no cross and peach with brown cross in centre; red, red and white, and peach coloured leaves and colours picked on the same day. All plants came from just one original type.




2 thoughts on “Flower of the Day – April 13, 2017 – Poppies

  1. Thank you Cee! Just to be clear the last pic were petals taken from 13 different plants. Each plant had the same 4 (or 6) petals as any one in the photo. Amazingly to me, all plants came from one original seed stock type.



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