The Oriental Poppies are just starting to bloom in the Sandbox. These plants have big showy orange red blooms but unfortunately they only last a few days. This is one plant I do not put in a plant sale. I have rarely had success with digging them up and repotting them. You are probably better off to wait for the seed pods and then sow them where you might want new plants to grow.
I think the bud of the poppies is so interesting. It is rather bristly. I am sure there is a reason for that phenomenon but at this point I don't know what that is.
The deep green leaves are shaped like a fern with serrated edges and a fuzzy surface.
When the last flower has bloomed the plants begin to die off and disappear into the ground. Unfortunately that leaves gaps in the flower bed. Oh Dear. If you like big and showy you might try these.