I love the contrast between the Shanta Daisy’s formation of long elegant white petals and its sunshine yellow eye.
It makes a great display in garden borders and is good at attracting butterflies and bees.
An interesting plant, with its bright blue thistle-like cones of flowers
surrounded by ruffs of spiky bract that turn from silvery blue at the base to gold at the tips.
Poppies have long been used as a symbol of sleep, peace and death.
In Greek and Roman myths, poppies were used as offerings to the dead.