Today's bloom is Iceland Poppy (Papaver nudicaule)

Bloom of the Day for February 28th, 2012:

Type of plant: Alpines and Rock Gardens, Perennials

Bloom color: Orange, Bright Yellow, White/Near White

Bloom time of year: Late Spring/Early Summer, Mid Summer

Sun requirements: Full Sun

Cold hardiness: Zone 3a to Zone 10b

Height: 18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing: 12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

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pixie62560 wrote:
Great shot! Love poppies!! They are always so cheerful and carefree, just swaying in the breeze. :)

onewish1 wrote:
just heaven!!!

bonehead wrote:
Lovely and colorful. My poppies all seem to revert (or only reseed) with the red or orange ones. I love the whites and yellows mixed in. Would love to have a hillside of this mix.

Kell wrote:
You cannot get more cheerful than this.

GardenGuyKin wrote:
Thanks so much for the compliments. I love seeing a field of poppies!! Reminds me of the scene from the Wizard of OZ