A question and photograph were submitted by Vanda Baker via our Ask a Question page:
Hello, Wondered whether you could answer this question for me, I have found this poppy that has self seeded in my gravel drive, it's so pretty (as you can see in photo) that I would like to identify it and if possible grow it in my garden. Not sure if it is wild and if I can purchase seeds or bulbs of it? Hope you can answer my question and many thanks.
Many thanks for your question and photo. What a fantastic poppy! It is one of the Papaver somniferum or Opium Poppies, which are popular, easy to grow and they do tend to self-