This looks more like something alien rather than a poppy. We are so used to see the flash of colour on a flower and not stooping to look closer, which is where it turns from beautiful to fascinating.
Vibrant gold and deep velvety red striped petals make this Harlequin Marigold really stand out.
There is something very magical when a cactus comes into flower. It is hard to believe that the beautiful starry, brightly coloured flowers can come from such small plant.