Currently our favourite bloom from the flower shop - the beautiful 'Papaver nudicaule'. More commonly known as the Arctic or Icelandic poppy, these beauties were first described by botanists in 1759. Wild species of the flowers which yield large, papery & lightly fragrant flowers supported by long hairy stems among feathery blue-green foliage bloom in yellow and white and cultivars come in shades of yellow, orange, salmon, rose, pink, cream and white as well as bi-coloured varieties. Their wonderful delicacy and shape remind us of the flowers included in old Dutch and Flemish still-life paintings. We've already had several customers drop in to buy stems to paint and photograph at home!