I consider the bees whenever I choose a plant for the border. The plume poppy remains a huge favorite, judging by the hundreds of bees that come daily once bloom is on. I’m pretty sure that my neighbor dislikes this perennial as it tends to be invasive. He pulls the many young plants out of his side of the fence and hey, I’m ok with that. I have more than enough for my bees on this side.
The plume poppy may be considered weed like, but I admire its statuesque appearance, its generous blooms and how good it is for my bees. Don’t plant it unless you have a large area that needs covering! It will not disappoint.