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Weezingreens
Seward, AK
(Zone 3b)


June 21, 2002
5:16 AM

Post #33534

Here is a popping poppy bud from my oriental poppy. It has many more buds, but I guess this one just couldn't wait. Nothing like an impetuous poppy!

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Roselaine
North Vancouver, BC
(Zone 8a)

June 23, 2002
7:06 AM

Post #288219

Weez...I am growing Patty's Plum and three blooms popped out...what a gorgeous shade of burgundy-plum they took on!! Elaine
Weezingreens
Seward, AK
(Zone 3b)


June 23, 2002
7:15 AM

Post #288221

I'd love to see that, Elaine! Is it truly plum colored?
Calalily
Deep South Coastal, TX
(Zone 10a)

June 25, 2002
10:15 PM

Post #290252

I ordered that one from Jung and it didnt' make it. Is it beautiful Elaine?
Weez, our poppies are all finished :-( your's are beautiful, so fresh looking and healthy!!
Sis

June 27, 2002
8:55 AM

Post #291387

Beautiful Weeze''' Ours were a total surprise this year, don't recall ever ordering them,and in my woodland area,full shade''' Was the identical color as yours too,lol'
debi_z
Springfield, MA
(Zone 6a)

July 1, 2002
2:14 PM

Post #293793

i thought you were suppose to plant poppies in full sun? I would love to plant some in my woodland area, but it gets filtered sun. some areas may get 2 hours of sun daily and then shade.
Sis

July 1, 2002
2:44 PM

Post #293810

Same light here debi and yes most do plant them in full sun'

Try it and find out' Mine came up near my trycyrtis'
crockny
Kerhonkson, NY
(Zone 5a)

June 5, 2008
7:53 PM

Post #5058692

My oriental poppies are in part sun and they do great!

dragonfly62

dragonfly62
Nilwood, IL
(Zone 5b)

June 5, 2008
9:00 PM

Post #5058999

These are my poppies. Don't know what kind. BEV

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pgt
Chalfont, PA
(Zone 6b)

June 5, 2008
9:30 PM

Post #5059163

Beautiful poppies! They are my favorite flower. So pretty.
kqcrna
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6a)

June 5, 2008
9:41 PM

Post #5059216

I think the sun tolerance probably depends on where you live. I wintersowed them in '06 and they did great, a few blooms in the first year. Last year they started blooming well in spring, then fried to death in our awful heat of summer., even with a lot of supplemental water. Only one survived to come back this year. It is in morning sun only.

This photo is of my oriental poppy in full sun on 9-2-07.

Karen

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kniphofia
Morpeth
United Kingdom
(Zone 8a)

June 6, 2008
6:29 PM

Post #5063746

Here's a group of Patty's Plum at Alnwick gardens last weekend. I know people compain they're short lived and leave a gap in the border but oh, they are so worth it!

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kqcrna
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6a)

June 6, 2008
6:38 PM

Post #5063783

Wow, they are beautiful.

Karen
pgt
Chalfont, PA
(Zone 6b)

June 6, 2008
7:10 PM

Post #5063921

Wow. Those Patty's Plum are heartbreakingly beautiful. Who cares if they leave a hole in the garden - they are worth it. Gorgeous.
jmorth
Divernon, IL
(Zone 5b)

June 7, 2008
9:14 PM

Post #5068859

1st poppy this year for me, but it's a self-seeded annual.

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kniphofia
Morpeth
United Kingdom
(Zone 8a)

June 8, 2008
1:36 PM

Post #5071456

Look at the group of PP from Alnwick today! Gorgeous display.

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kniphofia
Morpeth
United Kingdom
(Zone 8a)

June 8, 2008
1:41 PM

Post #5071470

The whole bed here is just breathtaking.

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jhochges
Somers, NY
(Zone 6b)

June 8, 2008
1:58 PM

Post #5071510

I would appreciate some advice on oriental poppies. Last year I planted both roots that I purchased from Michigan Bulb and small plants that I bought in a local nursery. They all produced some leaves this spring but no flowers. They are already drying up for the summer. I have them in two different flower beds that receive full sun and are well drained. Is this typical for newly planted poppies?

FYI - my other perennials are thriving in the gardens (except my pink agastache and my red gaillardia, which I have heard are not reliably hardy in the north east, zone 6.)

Joyce
crockny
Kerhonkson, NY
(Zone 5a)

June 11, 2008
3:49 PM

Post #5087628

My poppies are doing very well in part shade ... maybe if your summer is too hot they could use a little shade at times ... here's what's happening now ...

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Pippi21
Silver Spring, MD
(Zone 6b)

March 18, 2010
2:55 AM

Post #7637891

Crockny..I planted 6 milk jugs(1/2 gal size) of Oriental Poppies night before last. They were called Brilliant Red, and my first try at growing poppies and somebody else sent me some seeds that I want to plant. You mentioned that yours grow in part shade. I was thinking of trying them where they would get the morning sun, I wonder if that would be too hot? Is there any special care that I should take when I moved them to the flowerbeds? Do you order your poppie seeds from a mail order source or just buy the seed pkts. locally? It would be nice if these are successful to get other colors to try.
Pippi21
Silver Spring, MD
(Zone 6b)

March 20, 2010
7:10 PM

Post #7644168

I just planted the " Brilliant red" oriental poppy and first attempt at growing poppies; I understand that there are annual poppies too. Which varieties fall in the annual category? Beside reseeding or returning the next year, is there any difference in planting instructions and characteristics?
pgt
Chalfont, PA
(Zone 6b)

March 21, 2010
3:29 AM

Post #7644691

knifophia, Those pics are beautiful. Is that last poppy bed surrounded by espaliered trees? Amazing!
kqcrna
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6a)

March 21, 2010
4:37 AM

Post #7644736

Oriental poppies are perennial (but short lived for me, never live more than a year or two then they burn up in the heat of summer). I think all others are annual.

Karen

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kniphofia
Morpeth
United Kingdom
(Zone 8a)

March 21, 2010
7:29 AM

Post #7645062

Yes PGT, my photos were taken at Alnwick garden which is absolutely breathtaking in summer when the poppies (and roses) are at their peak. The ornamental garden there features stunning pleached 'Sentinel' crab apples which surround some of the poppy beds.

I wrote an article on the garden for DG here.

http://davesgarden.com/guides/articles/view/2768/

Pippi there's quite a difference between the annual poppies and the Oriental perennial ones. The annual ones include the Flanders field poppy, but California poppies are different again!

Sue
Weerobin
Saint Louis, MO
(Zone 6a)

March 21, 2010
9:41 AM

Post #7645347

I have grown oriental poppies for years. They don't seem to be petering out here.
Mine are in afternoon shade - maybe that protects them from getting cooked.
While doing a yard survey yesterday, I noticed they're already coming up this season.
Looking forward to another nice display.
They provide such a bright color in the garden; especially brightens up their fairly shady location.

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birder17
Jackson, MO
(Zone 6b)

March 25, 2010
10:10 AM

Post #7655042

I winter sowed some o. poppies this year. I have sprouts from 'Beauty of Livermore' and the seed packet said "Orange". I am not sure what "Orange" means. If anyone can tell me more about this "Orange" I would welcome information.
I have not been able to grow O.P. and this is the first year I have tried to W.S. O. P. and actually have something growing. Very excited. Now. I am wondering if I should:
1. Keep these poppies in pots and "baby" them through the summer and plant them in the fall??
or
2. Plant them out as soon as I have two sets of real leaves?
I also recently purchased a third packet of seeds called "P. Carneum". I am hoping to W.S. them very soon. Right now, I have a nasty cold and not getting much done.
pgt
Chalfont, PA
(Zone 6b)

March 25, 2010
11:06 AM

Post #7655169

Last year I transferred my WS'd poppies from their jugs into the ground as soon as they got their first set of true leaves. I tried to get the roots with a big hunk of soil so as not to disturb them too much. They did great, and they are up again this spring, and getting big old leaves. I hope I get some flowers this year! Good luck.
crockny
Kerhonkson, NY
(Zone 5a)

June 16, 2010
12:13 PM

Post #7894116

I think morning sun would be perfect ... they wintersowed well for me ...

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

June 16, 2010
12:19 PM

Post #7894128

kniphoia your gardens are splendid.
janaestone
(Di) Seven Mile, OH
(Zone 6b)

June 16, 2010
7:40 PM

Post #7895390

I planted 'Brilliant' orange last fall and they came back- YAY! I have a few gaps in one row of them and am hoping the seed takes off. Unfortunately, mine are in full sun and they are cooked already and wilting down to nothing. BUT...I agree with everyone else on the 'worth it' part..that is so true. I was absolutely delighted mine came up and bloomed this year.
janemarierose
Utica, NY
(Zone 4b)

June 26, 2010
1:02 PM

Post #7922692

I'm a poppy first timer,,, I just sprinkled a package on a pot,,,had no idea they where poppies until they bloomed... SO they will only bloom once and that's it for the year? what happened to the foliage? And are all poppies be-backers? Mine are a salmon color with purple in the middle,,, common package kind right?

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

June 27, 2010
2:02 AM

Post #7924043

There are 2 kinds of poppies.
Orientals that bloom in late May into June here in Z6 and go dormant and
Annual poppies that are just starting now here, and self sow their seeds for the next year.
No Idea which yours were but sounds like an annual
janemarierose
Utica, NY
(Zone 4b)

June 27, 2010
6:11 AM

Post #7924334

I think so tooooo... But they are quickly becoming one of my favorite flowers! =)

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

June 27, 2010
6:26 AM

Post #7924360

The annuals are easy to manage.The Orientals need some patience.They cant be moved until the leaves die back in late summer.
I have a lot of work ahead of me because I planted OP's in the wrong place,too close to the border.
janemarierose
Utica, NY
(Zone 4b)

June 27, 2010
6:36 AM

Post #7924381

I only have one OP -- second year in the same spot and it bloomed this year (4 flowers) due to the rains I was unable to to collect any seeds =(

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