Use: Oriental poppies are specimen plants that are spectacular all by themselves. They are best planted with other plants that will fill in after the poppy foliage dies back between July and September. Good fill in plants include gypsophelia, phlox, daylilies, short asters and most annuals. Cut poppy flowers need to be chared by flame to last in water.
Culture: Poppies look like they have died during summer, but new foliage reappears in autumn. Autumn is the best time for transplanting. Transplanting is a little difficult because of the long taproot. Soggy winter soil will cause the fleshy poppy roots to rot.