|CORAL COLORED CLARKIA AMOENA 'AURORA' AND PAPAVER COMMUNTATUM|
Hot, steamy heat - exactly what my California natives hate, but at least I know that they have produced deep root systems by now, having been in the ground since March. Papaver commutatum, the pure species form also known as the Ladybird Poppy, blooms along with tender Clarkia amoena.
|ONCE KNOWN AS GODETIA, CLARKIA CAN BE GROWN IN NEW ENGLAND IF SITED WELL. IF YOU LIVE IN CALIFORNIA, WHERE IT IS NATIVE, YOU WILL HAVE BETTER LUCK.|
|THERE ARE FEW TRUE CORAL COLORED FLOWERS, AND CLARKIA AMOENA IS ONE OF THE FINEST|
|CLARKIA RUBICUNDA SSP. BLASDALEI, THE "RUBY CHALICE CLARKIA" HAS SMALLER FLOWERS, BUT MANY MORE THAN THE LARGER FORMS.|
|VIEW LOOKING NORTH, TOWARDS THE GREENHOUSE. AS YOU CAN SEE, THE SWEET PEAS ARE REALLY STARTING TO BLOOM.|
|ANOTHER SHIRLEY POPPY BLOOMS, THIS ONE IN PALE PINK. I EXPECT SOME OF THESE TO BLOOM IN RED TOO, AS ANY MIX OF SHIRLEY POPPIES WILL HAVE SOME RED PLANTS. WE ARE TOLD TO PULL THEM OUT, BUT I CAN'T BARE TO!|