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Perennials: Easy way to sow poppies?

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Port Sanilac, MI

June 24, 2009
11:51 PM

Post #6734086

I have several clumps of oriental poppies in my garden and would like to plant some all around our large pond. We have neither the time or the energy to transplant plants. If I were to broadcast the seed, should I do it when the seed pods dry, or wait until spring? Also, can I cut the flowers off now or do I have to wait until they dry on the plant (looking ugly in the garden)?

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Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

June 27, 2009
9:08 AM

Post #6744555

Great poppies.
There is a "Winter Sowing" thread some hwere.


Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

June 28, 2009
11:34 AM

Post #6748538

This is Flemish Antique
Direct sowed last winter December

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Louisville, KY

July 29, 2009
1:24 AM

Post #6877815

kays... some 50 years ago a girls friends mother gave me some pods of O poppies and said to just distribute them like a salt shaker Turn the pod u pside down and sprinkle out the seeds where you want them. They came up every where.

As I remember, they even came u p in the grass where the lawn mower went over them.

Those were the good old fashioned orange ones. Good luck .


Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

July 29, 2009
9:29 AM

Post #6878973

I just harvested the poppy plants that had seed balls.
I removed the biggest leaves then
I placed them upside down in a paper bag in the garage.
I'll check to see what seeds there are in September.
I promised seeds to friends.Hope they ripen this way

August 28, 2009
4:26 PM

Post #6997890

Some of the new poppy cultivars have been bred so the top of the seed capsule does not have holes. This was supposedly so they would not self seed madly. If the capsule does not act like a pepper shaker, you might have to crush the capsule to get the seeds.

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