I have never tried poppies, but saw some on a clearance table at the nursery in July. 70% off because they were dormant and looked like nothing more than a pot of dirt! But I bought 4 pots, 3 red (I cant remember the name) and one pink Soho. Well, Soho is showing green growth, which I was told to expect. The 3 reds aren't showing any life. Should they be? Is it too early? Is there hope? It's been cool here.