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prettypeony
Birmingham, IA
(Zone 5a)

May 24, 2007
5:09 PM

Post #3531232

I would love to have some peony flowering poppies, but don't know a thing about poppies. Do they start from seed and are they perennial or do they reseed in Zone 5? Any info will be appreciated. Ruth
skimper
Greenwich, OH

May 24, 2007
5:12 PM

Post #3531242

Hello:Ruth the peony poppies are annual poppies and the seeds can be started direct sowed in the late fall.after blooming the can reseed themselves.They need cold weather in order to germinate this spring.
prettypeony
Birmingham, IA
(Zone 5a)

May 24, 2007
6:06 PM

Post #3531402

Thanks skimper, I'll be looking for seed for this fall. Ruth
zville123
Zanesville, OH
(Zone 6a)

May 25, 2007
4:01 AM

Post #3533263

I love peony poppies! However, they seem to bloom here during our rainiest (?) time in the late spring. That means the petals end up in a clump and don't do well. The singles seem to do better here.

Denise

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