A record of my efforts to build a sustainable house and garden in Matsuyama, Japan
Not garish at all, spectacular! Are they wild?
No, they're essentially cultivated.I think they're of the type Papaver Laciniatum. I first saw them growing on a rice paddy bank near a cottage garden that was full of them. So I waited until they went to seed and sprinkled them in my garden. This is the third year that they've appeared since, and they're spreading, although it would be easy to eliminate them by pulling them up if I wanted to to.They have a curious milky, fruity smell up close.Unfortunately they don't look so good after heavy wind and rain.
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