Oriental Poppies provide a cheerful display of huge, satiny flowers in late spring and early summer. They form low mounds of coarse, hairy leaves, and usually go dormant, disappearing completely by late summer. This is a taller selection, featuring huge scarlet-red petals with fringed edges, surrounding a maroon-black eye. Because they disappear in summer, plant something beside Oriental Poppies that will get bushy later in the season, such as Rudbeckia, Russian Sage, or fall-flowering grasses. Excellent for cutting, when picked just as the buds open. Discovered and introduced by Walters Gardens of Michigan. USPP#20123: unlicensed propagation prohibited.