Poppies, (nightcap) poppy (Eschscholzia)
Poppy flowers, poppies and nightcap poppies are much loved and you may find it interesting to know that the red poppy has been worn in the UK, Canada and Northern Ireland since 1920 as a symbol commemorating those who died in the Great War and subsequent conflicts. In the weeks prior to 'Remembrance Sunday' (Armistice Day) on November 11, virtually everybody you see on BBC TV will be wearing paper poppies.
Sow poppies and nightcap poppies for a cheerful and colourful garden
Poppies and papavers have magnificently delicate crêpe paper-like flowers that blossom in a large diversity of wonderful colours that add a lot colour to a garden and which are easy to grow from seeds. Many varieties of poppies are also self sowing, which means they reappear each year but it's best to sow poppy seeds immediately on the desired spot because they are not easy to replant. They look especially magnificent in wild and cottage gardens.