Papaver Poppy Beauty Of Livermore. Large paper-thin petals form a bowl around the Oriental Poppy’s dark ornamental centers. Sunlight makes the translucent dark red petals of this Papaver positively glow with color. Tall, huge flowers. The foliage forms a clump that persists over winter in small tufts. The fascinating seedpods will add a nice touch to dried arrangements. The blossoms are a favorite for butterflies, hummingbirds and bees. Spring Shipping only. $8.95
Papaver (Poppy): Can be annuals, biennials or herbaceous perennials with simple or pinnately divided leaves and short-lived, saucer-shaped, 4-petalled flowers which may be solitary or in racemes. Grow in deep, fertile, well-drained soil in full sun or partial shade.
Angelonia Serena – a tough plant that blooms all summer long with blooms that resemble a snapdragon. Angelonia loves the hot, dry conditions of summer, are resistant to disease, & make great cut flowers. They are compact enough for both container and border plantings. If you are searching for a prolific blooming, hot weather (but humid tolerant) plant, give Angelonia a whirl.
Also called false indigo for the rich blue shade of its flowers, this hardy perennial fills the spring garden with elegant spires of pealike blooms. It withstands drought -- and deer, rabbits, and other critters leave it alone. The bluish-green foliage looks great all summer long, and the charcoal-black seedpods create fun contrast in fall. Name: Baptisia australis Zones: 3-8