Papaver rhoeas in particular.
Another tip for cutting them (see yesterday's post) - pick when the first sign of colour is showing through the flower buds.
This is from Chiltern Seeds who sell one of my favourite mixes of these annual poppies under the name Mother of Pearl.
Also supplied as Cedric Morris they come in subtle and delicate shades, veined and edged in subtle dove greys and strange lilacs. Wonderful.
I always grow the straight Shirley Poppies too, for their magical colours. I sprinkle them into the centre of the wigwams for the sweet peas.
Sometimes it works better than others (that's gardening!) and this year I sowed them too thickly and they were a bit weak.
Angels Choir from T&M have a lot of doubles. Very pretty but just a bit too frilly and powder puffy for me.
Plants of Distinction have a lovely sounding collection, all packeted separately called the Monet Poppy Gift Pack....tempting.
My different kinds are all muddled now as I have been growing poppies in the same patch for many years I should really either let the seeds germinate next year and weed them off (meanwhile growing on my chosen varieties in modules for planting out later) or grow them in a different part of the garden for a year.
Are you tempted?