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By Telme8

Vale of Glamorgan, Wales Wal

I had this poppy plant given me, I used to have them years ago, before I worried about the names of them. I thought they were the Welsh Poppy (Cambrica) but looking in all my books and on the internet the leaves are totally different, The are a definate illuminous orange in colour. Perhaps someone out there will know their correct name.




Look Like Very Pretty Californian Poppies Telme :)

11 Jun, 2009


Yup, Jacque's right - Latin name is Eschscholzia

11 Jun, 2009


Deadhead them but then leave a few pods on at the end of summer. Save some seeds from the long thin seed pods and sow them in autumn for overwintering or in spring.

11 Jun, 2009


Thanks folks, dead right! but what I find strange all the other poppies were under Papaver but as you say these are under Eschscholzia (Califonian Poppies) I would never have found them. Thanks a lot I will certainly save the seeds and try not to lose them again, I had them for a number of years self seeding. I don't know what ended them.

11 Jun, 2009


They are not really poppies - the common name is misleading in that respect but they do look vaguely like poppies so that's how the common name was coined. Similarly, the blue Himalayan poppy is meconopsis and the tree poppy is romneya

11 Jun, 2009


Thanks Andrewr, There is always more to learn and I find since I have been a member of GOY as well as making you brush up on your knowlage it creates more interest and you keep learning all along the road. Thanks again

11 Jun, 2009


This is why I like the Latin names! Harder to say, but less confusing!

12 Jun, 2009

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