Large paper-thin petals form a bowl around the Oriental Poppy’s dark ornamental centres. Sunlight makes the translucent dark red petals of this Papaver positively glow with colour. Bearing tall, huge flowers, the foliage forms a clump that persists over winter in small tufts. The fascinating attractive seedpods will add a nice touch to dried arrangements. The blossoms are a favourite for butterflies, hummingbirds and bees.