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#60927 Jun 8th, 2007 at 07:16 AM
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Hello I order some poppies and will be getting them sometime in the fall?Has anyone grown them from rhizomes or what ever and how do you plant them?How deep do they and how far apart do you plant them?Do you also mulch them too?Thank you and sure do hope someone can give me that information?Bye for now

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I assume you are referring to Oriental Poppies since they are perennial. Mine came as small potted plants. I simply planted them at the plants soil level. They prefer good drainage and sun/part shade. They can get quite large in the years to come, so I would plant them about 12" apart. Keep in mind they usually go dormant in the heat of the summer leaving a gap in your garden, so don't plant more than 3 together. Then you can fill in the gap with a pot of annuals. They need cold winters to bloom and perform best in areas with cooler summers. Mine tend to look bad after blooming because of the heat and humidity so I cut them down to the ground once the foliage starts to yellow. Mulching will help keep the roots cool and help retain moisture. Depending on the size plants you get it may be a couple of years before you get blooms.


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I bought some Poppy seeds.. how long before they might bloom? I didn't realize they took so long.. I should have just bought the plants.. but they are kind of hard to find here for some reason.

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If they are oreintal poppies it will take at least 2 years to get blooms. If they are the annual poppies, they will bloom the first year and then usually reseed so you'll always have more.


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Isn't that nice of them?

Reseeders...........

Unlike Receiders..

;o)

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Thank you for the information Alan and now can't wait to get them?Before I just got like a rhizome and it looked dead to me and that is what I wonder how deep do you plant them or just put into ground a few inches then cover with soil?

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lol

I have more than one type of poppys and find them so lovable.. Oriental looks good ...I did mine from seed....I just dont like their rough foilage.

But they are beautys if they are in a cluster.


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dodge #66172 Jun 14th, 2007 at 10:14 AM
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Alan how deep do I plant the rhizome?Thank you

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Oriental poppies often come "bareroot", usually a cluster of roots with a "tip" which is the growing point. Plant it with that tip about 2 inches below the soil surface. Do you remember exactly what poppy you ordered?


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alankhart #66927 Jun 15th, 2007 at 08:47 AM
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hello Alan and the name of them Brilliant" oriental poppy. Thank you that really help do not want to plant them to deep and you said 12 inches apart will do and many thanks gardening buddy! Rita

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Anywhere between 2 and 3 inches and you'll be fine. Such a "brilliant" red color, too! :-)


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Bleh.. my seeds still haven't come up yet. :( I am wondering if they even will. And double bleh.. TWO YEARS before I get flowers?? Poooo! boohoo

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Hey Alan you never got back to me do you have any casa blanka lily's to share with me?The ones you send to me did not make it through the winter?Thanks Rita

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Originally Posted by Pinkhorseofcourse
Bleh.. my seeds still haven't come up yet. :( I am wondering if they even will. And double bleh.. TWO YEARS before I get flowers?? Poooo! boohoo


i planted my seeds about a month ago, not even a sign of germination yet, sometimes i wonder if an insect or bird ate it, but now i know i am not alone. i planted the "brilliant red" perennial. Does anyone know how long does it take to germinate at least?


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I wondered the same thing!! lol So I planted more seeds.. I don't think they are going to come up.. which really bums me out.. I LOVE poppies.. mine are the Oriental Poppy.. and the seeds are super tiny.. like grains of sand. Maybe I will check around online for some that are already started... maybe eBay will have something.. thumbup I LOVE eBay!!!

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Hang in there a while.
i will have oodles of poppy seeds , after mine quit blooming.
I also have the Oriental........The are the hardest to grow.. must be planted in the fall and come back so slow.

I refer the spring planted ones, like california, buttermilk, danish cross..
I should have lots of seeds later on.. Mine are in bloom and I love them all.

Remind me later of seeds. I will share.

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