Papaver Summer Breeze Series - Orange

Summer Breeze Series

Common Name: Poppy

These cute little poppies bloom like crazy in early summer, spending all of their energy producing new flowers rather than setting seed.  Since they are sterile, their bloom time is significantly longer than average poppies. 

Though they are similar in appearance to Icelandic Poppies, they are actually interspecific hybrids.  Summer Breeze Series-Orange has overwintered in our zone 5b trial gardens. 

With its tidy, compact habit, this plant is suitable for use in rock gardens, troughs, or near the front of the border.  The Royal Horticultural Society honored this orange-flowered variety with its prestigious Award of Garden Merit in 2005.