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Re: Rain > poppies

My neighbor has these poppies and always wondered too.  Then, about the same
time she collected the seed for our MG seed sale, Hort mag ran that article,
so it caught my eye.

neIN, Z5
----- Original Message ----- 
From: <Aplfgcnys@aol.com>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Monday, May 23, 2005 6:24 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Rain > poppies

> Thanks so much, Kitty.  That's fascinating.  This does sound
> like mine, with dark stamens.  I just love this poppy.  It comes
> right after the spring bulbs and helps to hide the daffodil
> foliage.  Then it disappears after it has bloomed, leaving
> space for annuals and later perennials.  It comes back up
> in late August - spreads by underground runners, but not
> too invasively.  Likes to grow in the lawn, too.  I have never
> know what kind it was, or seen one like it advertised in
> any catalog.  I don't know where it came from - it was
> growing here when we moved here in 1970.  An old
> German man had built the house, and there were all sorts
> of odd and interesting things here.  Much was overgrown
> and had to be removed or controlled, but I have always
> loved the poppies.
> Thanks again for the article.
> Auralie
> In a message dated 05/23/2005 6:21:08 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
> 4042N15@nationalhearing.com writes:
> Auralie,
> Here's the article. My memory must have embellished the part about
> immigrants bringing it over.  But then, it would follow from what he
> I tried to find a photo on the internet, but there wasn't much.  I found
> similar on a nifty.com site, but it's not quite the same as the one in the
> article.  The article pic shows dark stamens.  The site I found shows gold
> stamens - also lighter color petals and not as many petals.  If you'd like
> to see the picture from the article, let me know and I will scan and send
> you later.
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