This is a poppy from my old house.It was a small garden outside my studio.This poppy couldnt be abused more If I burnt it.
I divided it many times and just made more plants from the tinny root pieces left behind.
Not the greateat display but the new poppies in my new house gardens will be great I just know it.
I love the "whole garden view" of this poppy.
I also think the blooms are more interesting shapes when they are partially open.
They arent called blasted for nothing when they are fully open.
You also just know the petals will drop off soon when in full bloom, as sad day all around.
GE1836...the flowers in the background are coriopsis
Sweet Dreams...they are perennials and this past season was their 3rd year. The oddest thing this year was that in among them was a yellow coriopsis plant and a maroonish coriopsis. There were no other coriopsis around to serve as pollinators...so I wonder where those colors came from...some sort of inner trait thing..maybe?
I just checked my Orientals and there are some germinated.
The Victoria Louise's are going like gangbusters.
The shoots are so small I dont have a lense to shoot them.
Royal Wedding and Corel Reef are showing a shoot or two also.
OMG How horrible.Those are beauties at any time.
I hope you have other comming on that wont meet the same fate.
We usually have a fierce wind storm in May when the Oriental Poppies are blooming and all the petals get shredded.
These are some unknown poppies. As you can seeonly a part of the flat germinated. I had poor results from my winter sowing this year. I learned these lessons. (1 ) Dont use these little cups for winter sowing they dry out too fast. (2) Keep winter sown flats in a shady area. I suspect this is some form of bienniel poppy though what I dont know. My oritental poppies are huge fans of leaves right now so I will post them when they flower.
Sooooo sorry about your winter sown poppies.
Thanks for sharing your misses as well as the hits.It sure benefits me.
I bought some seed balls from a DG'er and believe these are what has come up.
I posted on plant ID but had no-one who could ID because the plants were too small.
I looked at my photos of "wintersow" areas and the Shirly doubles are in the area where I just found emerging plants.
I am happy to see your poppies.. I was weeding my garden and was a bit over zealous and before I realized it had pulled my poppies... can't believe it.. I was pulling one of the last few before I realized I had been pulling poppies! They looked soooo much like some of the weeds that grow here. I have maybe 3 left ... maybe next year. At least I get to see yours.
Sorry about your poppies and
SORRY I didnt return to this thread to say the above picture is NOT poppies.
Its Mugwort a terrible weed.
I thought they were too vigerous and pretty.
I also cinfirmed my suspetions by looking in other gardens where I had planted Shirlies and there are non - - -WHY? - - - because its too early for germination, thats why.
My guess is about another two weeks of warm weather and warmer nights too will bring on those little bluegreen leaves.
Take extra care of the ones you have left and hope for self sow for next year.
Looks like somniferums to me. My direct sow's have come up. All but the Shirlies and they are so far back in the new garden I cant get close enough to see. IslandMohns in a planter arent doing much but really tieeeeny green things that could be any plant. If they are a failure I'll just put red Lantanas in there.
Thank you for the id on this poppy. This friend is in his mid 70s and the seeds were found in his Mamas' freezer after she passed on. He remembered her growing them when he was around 10. I was amazed they even sprouted. And now, these are done blooming. They bloomed all of April.
Look forward to seeing y'alls blooms when they begin! pod
I once had a carpet of Moss Rose(portulikas) in my front yard. The seeds actually kept germinating and growing for years.Everytime I would turn over the soil and plant something different there would be rogue mossrose here and there.
They have the ability to remain in suspension until conditions are right. Maybe Poppies are the same way.
seeds are easy to collect.. the round pod ripens and then you see the little holes open up... I just pour the seeds out into an envelope or zip baggie... I also always shake a few onto the ground for next year.
mine turn brown and you can see when the little holes open.. yes, they reseed when the wind blows and shakes the seeds out of the pods... I usually just turn the pod upside down into a baggie and shake... I leave it on the plant because it is easier. I will take a pic tomorrow if I have a ripe one...they ripen fast here.
Where I lived befor there were cherry red poppies that were just wonderful,spread like mad from roots.
Every May when they blomed about 2 days into the sight we would have a hot wind and the pettles would burn and blow off.
They reqiure a long look before they disappear.
first post on the poppy forum...i've been a lurker for quite awhile and have been trying to grow poppies for the last 3 years with no luck...finally this year i was able to grow them...sowed xmas eve...grocery store poppies, mccormick i think...
Virgin Bred congratulations on your poppies...keep the pictures coming. BTW I have just built a chicken coop[ for my wife. We live in the heart of the city and the neightbors are giving us concerned looks... but its legal and my dw just loves her girls.
Th e attached pick is an O Pop from seeds again prob pitzicoto mix. It has 27 buds on it.
what??? no chickens for you podster??? give in to that temptation...i love getting eggs and my friends and family do too!!!
i can't wait to harvest some of these seeds...now that i know i can grow them in this hot humid climate i think i will enlarge my bed and try for reseeding...there is an old plantation home here on the island which is now open to the public...i toured the grounds and found a large crop of white poppies growing around an old homesite...i figured if they had reseeded themselves since the 1800's i must be doing something wrong...as my granny always said...if at first you don't succeed try try again...i did and it worked...thanks granny!!!
Perennial Oriental Poppies come back every year from roots.
They are almost impossible to transplant because once the roots are established they dont like to be disturbed.
I have had sparse success transplanting OP's but not until the plant is dormant ie. the leaves have turned brown and the plant looks dead. Transplant before the plant puts up a new crown to winter over.until the next spring.
NOTE scarce success, some varieties just dont trans. well no mater what I tried.
This should be Oriental Poppy "Beauty of Livermere". I can't wait for them to bloom!! Last year I went to the beach over Memorial Day for 5 days and completely missed the show... Grew these from seed 2 winters ago.
that is one stunning poppy time, i was in hd the other day and saw a potted poppy...i believe it was orange tho it wasn't in bloom...your whites and pinks are beautiful as well...unfortunately we had a violent storm yesterday and i went out to see my poppy bed which was pushed over and lying flat...grrrrrrrr...maybe they will be back on their feet tomorrow and i'll catch another pic...still only purples and whites with lavender throats from my mccormick seeds...virginia
lhasa...that is a beautiful poppy...i'd love some seeds but you've probably got some of my purple and white in your kitchen cabinet next to your spices...do you save the seeds from your orange ones? virginia
nope.. the only thing I have are the peachy orange with purple centers.. some bloom singles and some look like a carnation... I can get lots of seeds.. a neighbor across the street from my parents has a little group of them growing also. I got my original seed from there.. hers are seeding now. They come back on their own every year at her house. Mine will have seeds ready soon also.
its not much of a poppy garden, but here they are. i think these are the annual type? i scattered them last spring after the seed pod was ripe. the plants are about 4 feet tall. i was wanting the oriental type, but these are nice too.
Just checked up on the pretty poppy . It has lost his little hat and is starting to unfurl.
The sun is hitting it now,so not the best picture. Will check it again in an hour or so. The center is awesome on this one.
stormyla..beautiful shot of your Livermore. That was what I was trying to achieve with my earlier post. That poppy never opened completely. When I went to check it agan this evening one of the petals had fallen. Darn!
I was able to get a shot of this red fire chief blooming. It is so pretty. Small but dramatic!
Thank you everyone! Beahive your blooms are always fantastic!
Beahive & Virginbred, In my case any photos that turn out well are just dumb luck, not skill. Although I do notice a remarkable improvement since upgrading cameras. I use the same camera as Beahive, but I almost always use the "for dummies" setting!
Beahive, That shot of your Red Chief really is beautiful.
This one showed up this morning. These are planted between the shrubs in my front shrub bed. I grew them from seed last year. Unfortunately, the tag was destroyed when a squirrel got into my cold frame and wrecked havoc on my seedlings.
I lost 2 of these plants earlier this month . They drowned in that constant rain. It's Ok, There are still 8 left.
Bea al of yur poppies are beautiful but that yellow one is in a clss by it self... Can y ou tell me what kind it is ? The only yellow poppy I knoe of is the celandine poppy and thats not that. It is beautiful.
Time.. I am not sure what type of poppy it is. These pictures were taken at Schreiners Iris's in Salem OR. I do wish they were in my garden!! They sure are pretty and unusual. I plan to go back there soon, so if I see a grounds keeper I will ask.
Nice poppies everyone
Some of my "direct sown" poppies didnt make it.Shirlies did,the ones in seed balls.
Somniferums are bursting forth and Heritage was just opening last last afternoon, I'm hoping for more than 1 bloom at sunrise today.
Here are my Shirlies.I love the way they seem to make 2 different colors on one plant.
Those are really nice GE. The Coral Reef & Royal Wedding are particularly pleasing. I recently received some new ones. They were shipped bare root. I've never seen any grown this way before. Has anyone ever grown any poppies from bare root? How did they do?
this is the long view flopping.
I sowed the seeds where I thought would be the middle of the Casablanca lilies, so the poppies would get some support but being december and no plant life anywhere,I missed.Poppies grew with no support.
ge, mine flop too. (are those annuals?) seems like after a good rain, they grow and GROW and they flop. next year i will have to remember to stake them while they are manageable.:)
my poppies so far have been the ones like AustinRealtor. i think they are annual poppies??? and they are really going to seed now. so i am going to save seed and cut the plants down.
i found my oriental poppy seeds! correct me if i'm wrong, but Orientals are perennials, and i can plant them now.
Hoping for those papery-looking classic poppies next year.:)
I started Oriental poppies in April they need a cold time in order to germinate.
I'm not sur about when to start in your zone.
The paper type poppies pictured way above are Shirly poppies.They are annuals as are the floppy ones of mine.Flemish Antiques.I will harvest seeds as soon as they are dry maybe a few weeks. I'll have to keep my eye on them.
There are other poppy forum DGers who are more knowlegable than me I would look for advise about starting OP seeds in KY from them.
Sorry I;m not being much help.
Ge, I went looking for it and found it under Pirl's Threadstarts. I really didn't think that Poppies and Japanese Iris would be blooming at the same time. But my Oriental Poppies seemed to bloom whenever they felt like it this year, including the one that's trying to bloom now.
LOL Neither was I. My mom waited too long to enroll me and then they said I was too old. My brother and I would set up a pup tent with no mosquito netting in the back yard and I would wake up in the am alone as he (3 yrs older) had gotten scared and gone inside during the night!!
This year most of my poppies bloomed around mid may and there were sporadic reblooms in every bed all summer and even this fall. Mine are all oriental perennial. I thought it was odd that they were so far ahead of Memorial Day, but almost everything here was early this year.
Didn't have to. The mosquitos got him so badly, his eyes swelled shut. He had to stay inside popping benedryl for 2 weeks. Afterall he did terrorize his little sister with tales of werewolves and dracula, so that I crawled down inside my sleeping bag and zipped it over my head.
I added two types of poppies this year, Manhattan, a lavender and Haarlem, a burgundy.
Back to the poppies in the JI Earthart Gardens.
They are annuals and most of them were seed headed, just a few left in July when JI's bloom.
It mist have been a glorious sight in mid to late June just before the JI's began to bloom
This was my favorite flower last year and when we went back for the 2009 Open Garden Day this past July it was one of her new 2009 introductions and I bought it immediately (along with her other introductions).
Now we'll return to poppies since somehow we got off topic.
Went online when I was tired last night and filled my shopping cart with over $40.00 of seeds but, thankfully, I did not press the "Buy now" button.
You've all got me crazed about poppies. How can I ever thank you?
When I put down the seed in December I guess I have to clear away any fallen leaves. Am I right?
Yes, just rake the leaves away and scatter seeds but not too broadly, gently step or tamp on the spots where youve seeded.
This will keep the seeds in their place pretty much.The micro freezing and thawing duering the winter will take the seeds to the depth thats needed for germination.
DONT weed 'em in spring. Look for bluegreen leaves with cut edges,
Thin out if you want.
I leave everything where it is and let nature do the selecting out.
I direct sowed twice last year.
In December and in March.
I had great luckwith somnifareums other varieties sisnt really germinate.
I tend to go with what works so I sowed seeds I gathered this year, just a couple of weeks ago.I wont bother to sow in March.
The order I just placed with OneStop will get sowen when the seeds arrive.
All I know is the seeds need to be on the ground and cold and frozen so anytime between now and March should be good.If you have a milder climate and March doesnt get down to freezing ,sow your seeds now.
The plants have been sowing themselves since August when the seed heads dried up and disbursed their crop for next year.
After saying all this.
The seeds I sowed he week of the 20th have germinated in the warm weather.(Days in the 50's,nights in the hi 30's)
Its either the poppies or a whole crop of unknown weeds in the horsemanuer we put down the beginning of Nov.
Hope they survive the January we are about to have.
Isn't nature amazing? Our regular tomatoes were done weeks ago, probably the end of October or early November and yet the cherry tomatoes are still producing. Now they have a plastic bag covering them.
I'm always surprised at how the same cultivar performs differently depending upon the climate of each garden.
Stormy! YEP Poppies do that OP's look lush and stay that way all winter .If we get deep snow they flatten and look awful by aptil.In late April they put up another crown and blooms by late May and June.
I have a new plant with a bud on like yours.It will wither.
I dont know what causes off season buds but I worked in a greenhouse for awhile and horemones might be a part of the answer.
We grew Geraniums for wholesale(NO Iam not an expert) My job was to take cuttings and stick them in pre filled pots, and keep everything watered.He would use horemones to make the plants bloom in time for market,so they would show well.
I bought 1/2 price OP's from GC in June and they bloomed in July.They are making crowns now so I know they will bloom in June just like MOMNature intended.
This somniferum poppy planted itself in one of my pathways last summer and I'm sure glad I let it grow. I did save a few seeds that I scattered in one of my Iris/lily beds, so hopefully will get more this year.
Hi Susan That looks like one from the Heritage collection.
I ordered them from OneStopPoppy.
Most were fringedin purples and pinks.The name was DropDead Gorgeous.
I think mixed somnifares include fringed types.
What a treat when they bloom.
These are mine where I direct sowed them last March.
Beautiful and I love your Bear! I think the poppy was called Lavender Heritage. I've ordered a couple others from the OneStopPoppy Shop for this year. I don't seem to do real well with poppies. but really enjoy the ones that make it.
It's the eleventh of July and I have harvested the clump of red annual poppies.
Its sad but I am trying not to think of what that means because we have 3 more months of blooming,
Here they are with echies.