In an attempt at succession planting, I'd like to sow a variety of poppies (now, on the snow) in a raised bed already loaded w tulip bulbs. Will the poppies bloom as the tulips are fading away, or what can I expect to happen? The bed gets mostly full sun, though one end will become increasingly shaded by a nearby mulberry tree gaining leaves and reach.
I am in Brooklyn. The tulips range from early to late spring. And will the poppies bloom the first year? I'm new at these.
You should have blooms this year if the tulips dont shade out the germinated seedlings.
Since they are sowed I would let nature take its course and see what happens.
If these were annual poppies, not oriental's, they will reseed if left alone and you will see poppies next year.
Just let the plants die back.
If this was my bed I would trim out the early tulips as soon as they have yellowed back. The same for late tulips.
This will give the poppies a chance at sunlight.
My anuals are up but it will be a few weeks before blooms.They are comming up with Lilies.
If you are diligent and remove dead tulips as they ripen, you might be able to have a nice stand of poppies into July.