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Richfield Springs, NY
(Zone 4a)

June 5, 2001
10:48 AM

Post #5952

I have been seeing some very large, orangish poppies in some yards. They stand two to three feet tall. Does anyone know what type these are? thanks

June 5, 2001
11:58 AM

Post #80284

I have some Oriental poppies that fit the description.
Mine have big leaves that look like they would be prickly - but they aren't.

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Richfield Springs, NY
(Zone 4a)

June 5, 2001
6:16 PM

Post #80441

Sure, what do you have seeds or plants? I have some scented geraniums, flowering maples, lots of spider plants,lady's mantle and a few african violet plants started. In the seed department, I have some very dark purple (almost black) hollyhock, locust, lupine, blackeyed susan, shasta daisy and a mess of other stuff.
Westbrook, ME
(Zone 5a)

June 5, 2001
7:43 PM

Post #80467

Karma I've never had Oriental poppies re-bloom for me and I've cut them down after after flowering just to keep them from flopping all over my other plants. I suppose a southern zone with a longer growing season would have a better chance but I've never heard of it.
Princeton, NJ
(Zone 6a)

June 6, 2001
1:35 AM

Post #80597

Orientals won't rebloom. Her experience was likely with annual poppies which depending on the weather, will rebloom if kept deadheaded and/or cut back.
(Zone 10a)

June 7, 2001
3:03 PM

Post #81110

My poppies are pretty huge, both tall and the bloom are so large - bigger than a fist - some are as big as a softball(thanks to poppysue's seeds) they are about 4 ft tall, with massive blooms. quite a sight!!! and the colors!!! oh my...I cant even begin to describe them...
they are just breathtaking, I wish I had a digital camera so I could post a pic of these babies - thanks again Poppysue!!!!
Westbrook, ME
(Zone 5a)

June 7, 2001
11:14 PM

Post #81242

Pebble I wish you had a digital camera too - I want to see them! =)
Florence, AL
(Zone 7a)

June 10, 2001
3:24 AM

Post #81883

Poppysue, got any more of those seeds Pebble is so crazy about? They sound wonderful!
Richmond Hill, GA
(Zone 8b)

June 13, 2001
2:46 PM

Post #82813

Okay Frank! I just have one question...what are you _really_ going to do with those Oriental poppies hmmmmmm? ROFLMAO!!!!!

Not to worry, folks! Frank is a good friend of mine and I just have to rag him a little. Hey, it's my job as his friend don't you know. LOL

Richfield Springs, NY
(Zone 4a)

June 14, 2001
12:00 PM

Post #83053

This is true. But, you might as well know the whole truth. I am a very sadistic person and I pay Terri to verbally abuse me on a world wide scale. Terri, the check's in the mail!LOL!
As for the poppies, I think I may have the opportunity to corner the opium market for upstate NY!LOL!! Does anyone know if woodchucks are a proplem in a poppy field?LOL!

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