Red Peony Poppy
Very double, lush red poppies are big and showy on long stems with silver foliage. Sown in fall or early spring, these bloom spectacularly in May. Gorgeous with other colors or by themselves. A great successor to early bulbs. Annual that self-sows under good conditions.
Like other somniferum poppies, these need cool soil and light for germination. Prepare a bed with good fertility and fine texture. Tamp the surface, scatter the seed, and rake in very lightly. Thin to 18"-24" apart; crowded plants will be stunted, so allow adequate space.