Wayside Gardens Beauty of Livermere Oriental Poppy

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Beauty of Livermere Oriental Poppy

Beauty of Livermere Oriental Poppy
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Adding a scarlet Oriental poppy to the garden is a certain way to create brilliant spots of interest from late spring into early summer. This intensely colorful, large flower is among the most eye-catching of all, the perfect cut-flower as ...well as a garden standout. Beauty of Livermere is a large flower, 4 to 6 inches across, with crepe-paper like petals of pure, radiant scarlet-red surrounding a huge, dramatic dark purple to black center. The blooms arise on tall, slender, very strong stems, reaching 30 inches high in the sunny garden. They last for several weeks, and after they pass, the plant goes dormant for summer. A fine plant for cool-summer climates, it tends to bloom earlier and for a shorter duration farther south. Named for a village in Suffolk, England, Beauty of Livermere is floriferous and very dependable, often self-seeding where it is content. It needs nothing beyond very good soil drainage and plenty of sunshine to flower season after season, with gray-green foliage on plants reaching just 18 to 24 inches wide. Best dotted rather than massed (because when they go dormant, they leave a gap in the garden display), Oriental Poppies are absolutely spectacular cut-flowers. The great red poppy came to prominence in 1920 as the symbol of the fallen soldiers of World War I, sparked by the hugely popular poem In Flanders Field, which begins: In Flanders field, the poppies blow / Between the crosses, row on row. For many years November 11 (Remembrance Day in the UK and Canada; Veterans Day in the USA) was marked by the wearing of a paper poppy on the lapel. In recent years the red poppy has been expanded into the symbol of many war-related charities in the United Kingdom, and is displayed prominently for several weeks beginning in late October. It has been joined by the white poppy as a symbol of pacifism, so if you would like to grow both, consider Royal Wedding as a companion to Beauty of Livermere! Zones 3-7. read more


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HEIRLOOM. Large flowers, scarlet to pink with deep purple centers.

Springhill Nursery

These beauties produce bigger clumps and more flowers each summer, giving you so many colorful blooms you'll have plenty left for ...your cut-¬flower bouquets! They're stunning in the garden among other flowering perennials, in masses, in beds or as a... read more

Springhill Nursery

Large blue-green, heart-shaped leaves make quite a statement in shaded areas of your landscape. At 30-36" in height, these beautie...s will impress everyone who sees them. Pale lavender to white flower spikes appear in midsummer for 2-4... read more

Springhill Nursery

A true focal point for your shade garden! This giant forms an impressive 4-5' tall and 8-9' wide mound of huge, deeply veined leav...es! Some leaves can measure 1 1/2' wide. Tall scapes produce brilliant lavender flowers in early to midsummer that add a... read more

Springhill Nursery

Showy, ground cover Hostas spread to fill an area fast with broad, beautiful leaves. Perfect for dressing up north-facing foundati...ons. Rich foliage, heart shaped to nearly round, spreads 20-60" across. A pleasing diversity of textures and colors.... read more

Bob's Red Mill
$4.69 $3.68
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Bob's Red Mill Poppy Seeds are a classic addition to buttered egg noodles, salad dressings, and yeast breads. Poppy Seeds add swee...t flavor and texture to cookies, cakes, breads, strudels, pastry crusts and pancake and waffle batters. read more

Lilly Miller
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Ferry Morse has been serving up the best in seed and gardening supplies for over 100 years and we are proud to still be innovating... and improving. Whether you are looking for the finest in flowers or gourmet garden vegetables, you will find all your answers here. Take a minute and explore the product categories to the right for planning and inspiration, or visit the Gardeners Corner for over a century worth of wisdom. At Ferry Morse we want you to enjoy your best ever gardening experience. Ferry Morse Seed Company offer gardeners over 300 varieties of flower, vegetable and herb seed. Ferry Morse Seeds can be found in retailers across the United States. read more

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One of the world's most popular (and most beautiful) tulips!

The Spice Hunter
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Poppy seeds are whole, Dutch and are all natural and contains no MSG or preservatives. The Spice Hunter offers every spice and sea...soning imaginable! read more

The Dirty Gardener
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California Poppy Eschscholzia californica (Papaveraceae) An upright, compact annual or tender perennial that is native the southwe...stern United States. Very drought tolerant and is ideal for dry, arid climates. The brilliant orange flowers, are 2-4 Inch in diameter, borne individually on long stalks. Poppy's prefer full sun with light to sandy soils. Remarkably uniform and neat in appearance. A popular variety to press. Height: 12-18 Inch Germination: 15-30 days Optimum soil temperature for germination: 60-70F Sowing depth: 1/16" Blooming period: April-August Average seeds per pound: 293,000 Seeding rate: 8 lbs. per acre Blooms close each night at sunset or on dull days. The finely divided foliage is bluish-green in color making identification easy prior to flowering. read more


Shop for Outdoors at The Home Depot. A popular favorite of many gardeners, this indispensable, hardy, Oriental lily produces 36 in.... tall, stout, sturdy stems of very fragrant, brilliant crimson-pink, lily-like flowers that are edged in pure white. Does not require staking and is very wind resistant. Grow in perennial gardens around the patio, in a container, anywhere that the strong, sweet scent can be enjoyed. Plant enough to have cut flowers to bring the fragrance inside. read more

Garden In The Koop
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Poppies are easy to grow whether it's the big bright Oriental poppy, which can grow to 3 plus feet or the sweet Alpine poppy at a...bout 10 Inch  They may look delicate but poppies are tough plants that can tolerate drought. The flowers attract beneficial insects, birds and bees. read more

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The crunch of Spice Island's Poppy Food Seeds makes an excellent addition to many different dishes and baked goods. Enjoy the high... quality taste and pleasing pop of these flavored seeds on your homemade bagels, muffins, coffee cakes or even in casseroles or salad dressings. These spice seeds come in a pack of three 2.6oz bottles and will stay fresh and tasty for all your cooking and baking needs. read more

Design Toscano

TXG2664: Features: -Material: Resin.-Cast in quality designer resin. Color/Finish: -Finish: Antique stone.-Hand finished.

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