Flower: Poppy, Danish Flag - Papaver
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Flower: Poppy, Danish Flag - Papaver

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According to legend, Denmark’s flag came from the sky to King Valdemar II in 1219. The origins of the Danebrog or Danish Flag poppy, are more obscure but predate 1888. Flag is named for the white spots at the base of the petals that form a cross in the center of the brilliant scarlet flowers somewhat mimicking the Danish flag. The lush single blooms, more than 4" across with fringed petals, sit atop 27" stems with blue-green foliage. The attractive large seedheads that follow the showy blooms are ideal for drying.

Height: 27"

Hardiness: Perennial Zone 8-10

Days to Maturity:  60-90