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18 Types of Poppies to Discover

Cherished by gardeners, poppies are lovely at providing cheerful spring and summer color in gardens, containers, and bouquets.

Annual Flowers, Vegetable Garden, Marigold, Calendula, Zinnia, Nasturtium, Alyssum, Sunflower, Cockscomb, Mexican Sunflowers, Ageratum

Best Annual Flowers For Your Vegetable Garden

Vegetables love flowers. Aside from adding a splash of color, annual flowers planted in and near vegetable gardens and fruit plantings help bring pollinators and other beneficial insects into the garden that will protect and increase your crops. 

Papaver orientale (Oriental Poppy)

Highlights of the garden from late spring to early summer, Oriental Poppies (Papaver orientale) are truly eye-catching perennials with their huge, silky-satin flowers in shades of red, orange, white or pink

Papaver somniferum (Opium Poppy)

Papaver somniferum (Opium Poppy) is a tall, upright annual from which both opium and poppy seeds are derived. It is also a valuable ornamental plant bearing large flowers, up to 5 in. across (12 cm), in various color shades including white, mauve, red, pink, purple and almost jet black. Flowers are semi-double, double or adorned with fringed petals.

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