Poppies: A Guide to the Poppy Family in the Wild and in Cultivation

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"Grey-Wilson has concentrated primarily on poppy species and forms in cultivation, together with those species of striking or particular interest that are not present in cultivation but fully deserve to be introduced. For this new edition, the author has included much new information about recent discoveries in the wild, as well as new cultivars introduced since Poppies was first published." "There are general chapters on the family, cultivation and classification, and a key to genera. The individual genera, grouped into their respective
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Overview

"Grey-Wilson has concentrated primarily on poppy species and forms in cultivation, together with those species of striking or particular interest that are not present in cultivation but fully deserve to be introduced. For this new edition, the author has included much new information about recent discoveries in the wild, as well as new cultivars introduced since Poppies was first published." "There are general chapters on the family, cultivation and classification, and a key to genera. The individual genera, grouped into their respective subfamilies, are dealt with, including coverage of their more specialised cultivational requirements. All the important synonyms have been included to avoid confusion or ambiguity. Botanical authorities are given for all recognised species and synonyms." "This work will be welcome to committed gardeners and horticulturalists as a source of practical and botanical information."--BOOK JACKET.
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This new edition of a volume first published in 1993 as the first book devoted exclusively to poppies, and reprinted in 1995, adds details on new cultivars and recent discoveries in the wild. Chapters introduce the Papaveraceae family, and specify the cultivation needs of individual genera grouped into their subfamilies. Includes 182 small color plates, line drawings, and a glossary. Formerly a Kew Gardens research botanist, Grey-Wilson is now editor of the journal. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Poppies first appeared in 1993, celebrating the poppy and its many variations, and was the first to be devoted exclusively to the poppy: this deserves ongoing mention as an important contribution which in its new edition offers added insights into poppy cultivation and varieties for the avid poppy gardener. Both poppies in the wild and in the garden are discussed.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780881925036
  • Publisher: Timber Press, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/28/2001
  • Edition description: REVISED
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 6.47 (w) x 9.53 (h) x 0.94 (d)

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The Forest Poppy - Hylomecon. This little forest-dweller is one of the first poppies to come into flower in the spring. It is an excellent woodland garden plant, but succeeds in any moist, semi-shaded spot in the garden.

As currently understood, the genus Hylomecon contains just a single species, H. japonicum, although the Flora USSR distinguishes the Asiatic mainland plant as a separate species (H. vernalis) from the Japanese one. In reality, H. japonicum is quite variable in both flower and leaf characters and it would be difficult to uphold two distinct species.

Hylomecon comes close to both Chelidonium and Stylophorum, differing from both in its unbranched stems. It also differs from Chelidonium in having solitary rather than umbellate flowers and in the presence of bracts. In Stylophorum the flowers are generally clustered and bear bracts as well as bracteoles. In growth Hylomecon is also distinct, forming a slow-spreading clump by means of short rhizomes just beneath the soil surface. In both Chelidonium and Stylophorum growth radiates upwards from a basal rosette of leaves.

There is no doubt that this is one of the most charming and colorful poppies for the woodland garden. The species is fully hardy. The flowers generally appear in May and June and, although somewhat fleeting, are produced in quantity on a vigorous plant. The species is sometimes accused of being invasive, but I have never found it to be so and, in any case, plants are fairly shallow-rooted and excess growth can be easily removed.Hylomecon thrives best in a humus-rich soil and certainly responds totop-dressing of leaf-mould or compost. In drier sunny positions it will linger on, but will rarely thrive or flower well, preferring the dappled shade of trees and shrubs. It is also an excellent little plant for the peat border, though here it may perhaps become invasive.

Plants can be easily propagated from seed, which can be sown outdoors in April. However, division of the parent plant provids a more ready means of increase; divisions can be made in the early spring just before growth commences or, indeed, immediately after flowering. It is as well to mark plants, as they have often disappeared below ground by late summer.

It is pleasant associated with other woodland members of the poppy family such as Eomecon chionantha, Sanguinaria canadensis, Meconopsis chelidonifolia, Cathcartia villosa or Stylophorum diphyllum. Together, these will provide interesting flowers and foliage from spring to late summer.

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Table of Contents

List of Illustrations 7
Acknowledgements 11
Introduction 13
The Poppy Family: Papaveraceae 15
Cultivation 18
Classification 23
Key to Genera 25
1 Subfamily Chelidonioideae
The Tree Celandines: Bocconia 28
The Greater Celandine: Chelidonium 30
The Eastern Horned Poppies: Dicranostigma 32
The Snow Poppy: Eomecon 34
The Horned Poppies: Claucium 36
The Forest Poppy: Hylomecon 42
The Plumed Poppies: Macleaya 44
Bloodroot: Sanguinaria 46
The Celandine Poppies: Stylophorum 49
2 Subfamily Eschscholzioideae
The Tree Poppies: Dendromecon 52
The Californian Poppies: Eschscholzia 55
The Tulip Poppy: Hunnemannia 63
3 Subfamily Papaveroideae
The Desert Poppies: Arctomecon 65
The Prickly Poppies: Argemone 67
The Pygmy Poppies: Canbya 80
The Woodland Poppy: Cathcartia 81
The Blue Poppies: Meconopsis 82
The True Poppies: Papaver 127
The Long-fruited Poppies: Roemeria 177
The Californian Tree Poppies: Romneya 180
The Wind Poppy: Stylomecon 184
4 Subfamily Platystemonoideae
Meconellas: Meconella 186
Cream Cups: Platystemon 187
Platystigmas: Platystigma 190
Allied Genera (formerly Subfamily Hypecooideae)
The Little Poppies: Hypecoum 192
The Fern Poppy: Pteridophyllum 197
Major References 199
Glossary 200
Index 202
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