White Poppies Family Tree

White Poppies Family Tree

The Matilija Poppy Romneya Coulteri The most regally handsome poppy in the world is the giant white poppy, the stately Matilija, Romneya coulteri, which is native to the southern part of the State. This blossom is a famous one in European gardens where it was early transplanted. In its native habitat, it may be found occasionally from Santa Barbara southward into Lower California. It is acknowledged by those who have studied the flower to be a plant of very catholic tastes, for …

Making white poppies

Making white poppies

We all have our routines. My morning one includes sitting down and watching no less than 30 minutes of CBC News and then a few minutes of surfing some other news sites to broaden my scope of information. This morning was no different. There’s always some story that sparks my interest and while Rob Ford admitting to what everyone in the free world believed to be true and the Canadian Senate Scandal are ongoing gems, the new story that caught my eye was about White Poppies. I suppose …

White Poppies Flowers

White Poppies Flowers

SKU: 0081 MPN: POP0081 UPC: 74 Price: $8.99 This item is in stock &nbsp &nbsp Papaver Taffeta Poppy seeds BEAUTIFUL! Brand New Poppy For 2010. Taffeta Red and White. We highly recommend the Taffeta Poppy for it s fantastic color and long lasting blooms. Don t wait. Buy it now. Supply is limited. Most poppies are very easy to grow. They are a favorite of gardeners in every state for rock gardens, flower beds, containers, and most any place that you want color. Since …

Black and white poppies

Black and white poppies

Alas, my very last poppy flower bloomed this morning. That means no more poppies for another year. This is one of my favorite illustrations from my vintage Burpee seed catalog, as it really is one of the prettiest flower illustrations in the entire book. Speaking of poppies, I came across this insanely beautiful and bizarre set of vintage ceramic pharmacy canisters when I was at the Randolph Street Market earlier this year. They caught my eye because they were large and beautifully …

White poppies for peace Canada

White poppies for peace Canada

After World War I British war widows, devastated by the loss of their husbands and family members, started the White Poppy for Peace campaign. They wanted society to work actively to prevent war. This symbol of working for peace was adopted by the UK Women’s Cooperative Guild and is continued today in the UK by the Peace Pledge Union The White Poppy has been a symbol of active peace work since then in many countries, including Canada. This work honours the war dead by seeking …

Where do white poppies grow?

Where do white poppies grow?

Oriental Poppies are one of the most brilliant herbaceous perennials to grace the early summer garden. The flowers appear to be fashioned of crepe paper and can be more than six inches across on stems to three feet in height. Compact varieties such as Peter Pan and the delicious Watermelon are also available. Colors vary from true neon hues to gorgeous pastels. The bristly leaves turn brown in early summer and disappear entirely, reappearing in early fall. Avoid a hole in …

White poppies Tasmania

White poppies Tasmania

IKKANSHU-MANIA Ikkanshu Tasmanian Poppy Hybrid Master gardeners and scholars agree that two of the most sought after poppies in the world are the Ikkanshu Poppy from Japan and the Tasmanian Poppy. Ikkanshu Poppy - primarily found in pharmaceutical study journals, this is probably the rarest poppy in the universe. Since most gardeners have never even heard of it, it hasn t gained the popularity of its other papaver somniferum sisters. Originally found only in Japan, a source of …