The petals of these large, double blooming flower heads remind us of those old-fashioned crepe paper decorations that have adorned many a birthday party and family celebration.
‘Harlem’ is a re-bloomer so you’ll be able to enjoy a second batch of cut flowers later in the season. The seed pods can also be used in dried arrangements. Papaver orientale, commonly called Oriental poppy, is among the most popular poppies available. They are clump-forming plants that have thistle-like, grayish-green leaves. Foliage yellows and dies shortly after flowering. Basal mats of new leaves appear in fall and overwinter until spring when the foliage puts on a spurt of growth up until the point when the flowers bloom.