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Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Frilly orange poppy

I love this poppy, it's such a lovely soft orange color. No idea what name it is.. must look at my Secret Seeds catalogue and see which it is again.. I keep hoping for more each year, but it seems to not self seed as much as other poppies. I'll have to remember to collect seed and try for a bunch somewhere.
Thank you, Connie for the ID. It's called papaver rupifragum, it's common name is Spanish Poppy. She has a post on this same poppy as well, and also paired up with a lovely lilac-colored flower, dames rocket. Mine here is paired with geranium caffrum.

6 Comments:

Blogger beadexplorer said...

I think I have never seen an orange poppy in person! Great!!!! It looks so different!

June 05, 2007 5:18 pm  
Blogger RUTH said...

That's so pretty.

June 05, 2007 9:37 pm  
Blogger Digital Flower Pictures said...

That is a lovely color combination.

June 06, 2007 3:18 am  
Blogger LostRoses said...

Very soft color, and so pretty! I hope you can successfully sow a whole patch of them.

June 06, 2007 3:29 am  
Blogger ally said...

Beautiful picture. I love poppies too!

June 06, 2007 3:13 pm  
Blogger Connie said...

Hi, Just dropped by while on a blog walk today, and enjoyed the visit. That is a Spanish poppy....I did a blog post on it recently, if you would like to check it out. Is that Agrostemma (corn cockle) in the background? Lovely combo.

June 06, 2007 3:34 pm  

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