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ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

November 6, 2010
5:46 AM

Post #8197189

This perennial poppy started blooming again in September.This is the third bloom since Sept.15 th
I am frankly amazed.

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tggfisk
Garner, NC
(Zone 7b)

November 6, 2010
6:10 AM

Post #8197219

Nice one! What a wonderful surprise so late in the season.
pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

November 6, 2010
7:20 AM

Post #8197311

Hurray! It has to mean you're doing the right thing with the poppy.
pollyk
Hannibal, NY
(Zone 6a)

November 6, 2010
7:24 AM

Post #8197317

Wonderful! Has it thrown any poppy babies yet? The only perennial ones I have are the orange, which we love. So bright and cheerful.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

November 6, 2010
7:26 AM

Post #8197324

This was a new plant summer 2009. The crown is huge,there may be companions in there but we are having snow showers. Mighty cold to be tramping out there.
pollyk
Hannibal, NY
(Zone 6a)

November 6, 2010
7:28 AM

Post #8197327

Well, don't tramp out there to see, geesh, LOL. I can wait until next week when it will be sunny and 60.

Aren't you supposed to be able to propagate the perennial ones from root cuttings?

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

November 6, 2010
7:35 AM

Post #8197342

OMG
YESSSSSSS I tried to move 3 plants in August.
Queen Alexandra came out of the ground but left a bit of root.
Its back in the place I didnt want it, same with 2 Beauty of Livermore's. The plant was growing around a root and came out in pieces. I just moved what I had. That ha taken nicely as well as QA. but there are new plants comming up in the old space.
I used to think these plants were so fussy. No-Way.
tggfisk
Garner, NC
(Zone 7b)

November 6, 2010
7:40 AM

Post #8197353

Good to hear that they are easy once established, JoAnn. I am going to try these again one of these days:))

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

November 6, 2010
8:00 AM

Post #8197397

I am not sure about your zone. OP's like it cool.
OOOOPS I just checked they are good Z4-8

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tggfisk
Garner, NC
(Zone 7b)

November 6, 2010
8:55 AM

Post #8197472

Of course poppies here are good for a while but peter out when the real heat hits. I have had really good luck with annual ones. I think my problem with the perennial ones that I have ws in the past has been space for them to grow. Too crowded where I put them last year, and probably didn't get enough water. It was super hot here last summer. Temps over 100 weren't unusual as the season trudged on.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

November 6, 2010
9:05 AM

Post #8197491

OP's are an early summer plant here. They are big and can reach 36 inches in diameter.
Their normal blooming season ends here late May and early June, by July heat thay are going dorment.
By August the leaves die off natuerlly and they can be moved then. In Late September or about the plant begins to put up its winter crown. These leaves remaine all winter, green and neat. In April the plant puts on the spring base and stems and blooms.
They do need room and I use compost on them now and then.

HazelCrestMikeB

HazelCrestMikeB
Hazel Crest, IL
(Zone 5a)

November 10, 2010
8:48 AM

Post #8204661

Sweet! I am waiting for the two that I got from HCG to bloom next spring and beyond. LOL.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

November 10, 2010
9:14 AM

Post #8204715

I just read your posts aboutthe Super poppy series. I will check these out.
Royal Wedding is still going, makes me think there is some doubt about variety as this plant bloomed in May/June

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