The papery texture of a poppy petal will leave you speechless. The flowers can be unusually huge and wave gracefully in the breeze above their feathery foliage. Colors range from the palest pastel to deep and vibrant burgundies and crimson reds. Because their foliage change color and disappears, it’s best to plant them behind other perennials in the garden. They are easy to grow but don’t love severe heat and humidity. Try them in your cottage garden, beds or borders for a beautiful burst of color that will last around 10 days.