Poppies in the Garden

With their delicate, crepe-paper-like petals and bright colors, poppies have become a favorite of perennial gardeners. The Poppy family includes many species of vibrantly colorful wildflowers, and their flowers are attractive to pollinators like honey bees, butterflies and hummingbirds. They usually grow to at least a foot tall, and have one bloom per stem, in colors covering the entire color wheel from red to blue. In our backyard garden, you'll notice several pops of colors- poppies in bloom!

To care for your poppy, place the flower in full sunlight and well-drained soil. Because of the relatively short bloom-span, different varieties and annuals are often planted in the flower beds with poppies to keep the garden full of color year-round. One care option is to dead-head to prevent seeding and spreading, but if you let them seed, your poppies will spread and naturalize nicely. At the end of the summer, it is okay cut the stems back to the ground when they die back.

Visit the backyard garden to see our wide variety of fresh offerings, where our knowledgeable team can set you on the right path to a beautiful flower garden!