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Poppies: Cross Pollinate or a Mutation?

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darlindeb
Claremore, OK

June 3, 2009
1:31 PM

Post #6635455

I've grown poppies for several years and this year I had several "things" I hadn't seen before show up. One is this kind of frazzled pom-pom looking thing with red in the center, the others I'll post below.

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darlindeb
Claremore, OK

June 3, 2009
1:33 PM

Post #6635464

This white on the end of the petal is new to me.

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darlindeb
Claremore, OK

June 3, 2009
7:39 PM

Post #6637263

Here is a side view of another poppy. I've had several show up that look like this.

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darlindeb
Claremore, OK

June 3, 2009
7:42 PM

Post #6637275

Here is what the above poppies look like from the top.

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BeaHive
Dallas, OR
(Zone 8a)

June 4, 2009
2:59 AM

Post #6639266

darlindeb. I found this poppy tonight. I have never seen anything like this. Perhaps it is the same thing your talking about. It reminds me of a ballerina tutu. Freaky or not..I kinda like it.

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darlindeb
Claremore, OK

June 4, 2009
3:09 AM

Post #6639333

Oooooooooh, save some seed from that one for me. I don't know enough about poppies to know if what I'm seeing is just something that commonly shows up or if it's something I should get excited about.

I've been writing with a permanent maker on the stems when I see one I want to save seed from.

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BeaHive
Dallas, OR
(Zone 8a)

June 4, 2009
1:28 PM

Post #6640420

I have been using these little mesh bags to collect seeds. So far they work great for columbine, lupines,delphinums, hellebores etc. They come in various sizes. I am going to try them for my favorite poppies this year.

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ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

June 22, 2009
9:13 AM

Post #6721736

I like the mesh bag idea.
Be sure it allows the seed pod to dry completely so seeds dont mold.

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