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Poppies and Queen Anne's Lace

picture by Anita
  • Non-Native  
  • Annual  
  • Bloom:  Spring
  • Propagation:  Seed
Peony poppies are self seeding annuals. They naturalize very easily. Plant seeds in autumn in the deep south and as soon as soil can be worked elsewhere.
The dried seed pods make very attractive additions to flower arrangemennts.
I've just posted some new pictures, plus additional cultural information

Queen Anne's Lace or wild carrot is a biennial. Plant the seeds this summer and they bloom next summer. A non native exotic, Queen Anne's Lace is not necessarily a politicaly correct addition to your wildflower meadow. On the positive side, Queen Anne's Lace does have the small florets which are important for attracting several species of beneficial insects to the organic garden.

Queen Anne's lace is also an important host plant of the black swallowtail butterfly.