Answer: Poppies have traveled all over the world from their native lands, so you're just as likely to find Oriental poppies in the U.S. as in Asia. I suspect the poppy you like so much is Papaver rupifragum, which is native to Spain. It's a perennial growing to 18" tall with brick-red petals. If this doesn't exactly fit the description, there's another poppy, Papaver atlanticum, from Morocco, which grows 2' high with orange-red to scarlet flowers.
Seeds for both are available from Cyberseeds, PO Box 171102, San Antonio, TX 78217-1102.
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