This Poppy is near akin to the Papaver bracteatum, but differs from it in an important respect as regards its adaptation to ornamental purposes. It has the the showy orange-scarlet flowers of bracteatum on stems not quite half the height of that species. The foliage of both is alike, and handsome in character. An excellent plant for large rock-gardens, and for herbaceous borders of the showy description; in deep loam the flowers are produced for a couple of months or more, on end. Propagate by division of the roots, and by seeds. In dividing, let it be done in spring or early autumn - when done too late in autumn, the divisions are apt to rot; and let it be done with some care, and not too minutely. It usually seeds freely, and stock may be kept up by sowing a few seeds in anticipation of requirements, better than by division. The plants are kept in better health by being lifted and transplanted every two years.