Posted: June 13th, 2018, 5:01 pm
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Slarti wrote:Is this normal?
The colour is, but I've never seen such a complex one.
Breelander wrote:Doubles of papaver somniferum like this are less common, but not unusual. They call them 'Peaony poppies'. I've grown a pink one in the past.
Slarti wrote:this year they are popping up all over the place in both red and pink (lilac?) but about 30-40 feet away from where they were before.
And they are much, much taller. Old ones were only 3-4 foot tall, these are at least 4' with most about 5' and one over 6'
Amazing what nature can do if you clear the weeds
Nimrod103 wrote:It is interesting that many experts regard such complex specially bred double flowers as poor sources of food for bees and other insects, and therefore should be discouraged. Yet this one seems to have arisen by normal pollination processes.
Slarti wrote:The real surprises, I am reliably informed, are the Love in the Mist and Foxgloves in that area.