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A Pink Showstopper


I can’t grow peonies in my California beach garden, but I can grow peony poppies! This gorgeous peony poppy (yes, it is a poppy – not a peony) has a gorgeous blossom that is about five inches across. The plant stands four feet tall and is a real showstopper. This one is called “Pink Peony” (what a surprise) and it will reseed! So one plant should keep you well stocked for a few years.


I bought this poppy from Annie’s Annuals in Northern California. Their four-inch pots have to be the healthiest plants I ever get through mail order. Annie’s is all out of this particular poppy right now, but be sure to check back at their website in early spring for a nice selection of poppies and other unusual plants for your garden. You won’t be disappointed.

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About the Author:

Theresa Loe is the founder of Living Homegrown® and the Canning Academy®. For 9 years, Theresa was the Co-Executive Producer & Canning Expert on the national PBS gardening series, Growing A Greener World®. Theresa homesteads on just 1/10th of an acre in Los Angeles with her husband, two sons and several disorderly but totally adorable chickens. Learn more about Living Homegrown here and about the Canning Academy here.