Red poppy

Red poppies (Papaver rhoeas) are incorrectly assumed to be fragile flowers but their seemingly delicate nature has made them popular with artists.

See them

‘The Poppy Field’, painted in 1873 in Argenteuil and exhibited at Musée d’Orsay, is one of Claude Monet’s most popular paintings.

Grow them

These annuals are easy to grow. They resow and regrow every year when left undisturbed. Simply thin out the young seedlings in spring so that each has enough space to grow, in order to prevent chaos…