I have recently discovered poppies! I didn't think I could grown them in 5 hours sun, max, but I'm going to give it a try.
At a local nursery, I found one very healthy and large Papaver alpinum. I immediately fell in love with its grey-green fern-like foliage and multi-colored blooms, so I bought it. Later I read on PlantFiles that they are a short-lived perennial.
If I want it to survive and make babies, should I leave it alone after the blooms fade (i.e., no deadheading or pruning til next spring)? I assume it will drop seeds ... or is that just wishful thinking?
Is anyone growing this poppy? I'd love to know how long the blooms last and also know if it will be OK with a bit less sun that it would like. I do have several "full sun" perennials that are doing perfectly fine in part sun.