With their tall, leafless stems that dance in the breeze, Iceland poppies are graceful companions to many cool-season plants.
Iceland poppies grow 1 to 2 feet tall; flowers are cream, orange, pink, rose, salmon, yellow, or white. They need full sun and moderate to regular water.
In mild-winter climates, set out plants in fall or winter for months of cool-season color. Pick flowers freely to prolong the show.
In cold winter areas, sow seed in earliest spring for summer bloom; or set out plants in fall for bloom the following year.
Photo: Thomas J. Story