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A Great Poppy.

Rain Poppy. by Leenechan
Rain Poppy., a photo by Leenechan on Flickr.

Iceland Poppy "Spring Fever" has five buds waiting to open and another five poking up near the base of the plant. I've always considered these plants to be ephemeral beauties that die a slow death as soon as I put them in the ground. Not "Spring Fever!" This is one robust, floriferous poppy! I hear this cultivar will bloom for months. I hope so! Too bad it's only a biennial, and it appeals to be sterile...