Papaver rhoeas

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Fermi

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« Reply #15 on: November 21, 2018, 09:01:25 AM »
A couple more - I really like the stripey red one!
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« Reply #16 on: November 22, 2018, 08:10:50 AM »
Must make every visit to the garden exciting wondering what new variations of colour and markings will appear. Such a shame each flower is so short lived. Lovely to see them as we sink further into winter. :)
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« Reply #17 on: November 23, 2018, 01:19:52 PM »
Today felt like winter with low temps for this time of year! However we'll soon be sinking into a hideously hot and dry summer!
It is a bit of excitement to see the different flowers. You may notice the "bread tags" on the stems in the lower left hand side of the last pic; I write the colour of the flower on the tag so I know which seed is likely to give us what colour - though with the cross-pollination who knows what will arise!
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« Reply #18 on: October 27, 2019, 12:55:42 PM »
A new season of poppies!
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Mr F de Sousa, Central Victoria, Australia
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« Reply #19 on: October 28, 2019, 07:28:05 AM »
Some gorgeous ones there Fermi - something to cheer us up as we approach winter although at the moment a mild autumn sees the garden still alive with colourful Salvias in particular.
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« Reply #20 on: October 29, 2019, 12:58:11 AM »
Hi Fermi

I have just bought some seeds of Papaver rhoeas 'Amazing Grey' from Plants of Distinction. https://www.plantsofdistinction.co.uk/flowers-a-z/flowers-a-z/papaver-amazing-grey-2030 I don't know how they got to this colour but whatever they put in the mix they should be alright for me as spring flowers. They are annuals so I will be extra happy if I get some seed that will come true the following year.
Papaver rhoeas 'Amazing Grey' looks similar to one of your recent postings.
I have a small garden in Rome, Italy. Some open soil, some concrete, some paved. Temperatures in winter occasionally down to 0C. Summer temperatures up to 40C in the shade. There are never watering restrictions but, of course, there is little natural water for much of June, July and August.

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« Reply #21 on: October 29, 2019, 11:06:14 AM »
Hi David,
they look like a great variety. Quite possibly developed from Cedric Morris' selection 'Mother of Pearl' which was one of the types I sowed here a few years ago.
Please post pics here when yours flower  :)
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« Reply #22 on: November 08, 2019, 03:18:29 PM »
Some more poppies!
The last two are particularly special; the 9th is the most unusual grey/red and the 10th is a red with a white edge - apparently in the 1880s the Rev Wilks found a field poppy in his garden which had a white edge and by selecting seed from it and growing it on for generations he developed the poppy named after Shirley,the parish where he was vicar.
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« Reply #23 on: November 08, 2019, 05:32:56 PM »
Breath taking
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No garden but two balconies, one facing south and the other north.
Most of my plants are succulents which need little care

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« Reply #24 on: November 09, 2019, 07:32:26 AM »
Thanks Fermi- beautiful pictures and interesting to hear how Shirley poppies got their name :)
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« Reply #25 on: November 10, 2019, 01:18:21 PM »
But wait, there's more  ;D
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« Reply #26 on: November 10, 2019, 01:31:19 PM »
"In Flanders fields the poppies blow
between the crosses row on row..." John McCrae

For Remembrance Day tomorrow
 
Mr F de Sousa, Central Victoria, Australia
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