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Imagepoppy
Feb 5, 2010 9:07 AM CST
Name: Karla
Greenwich,OH
Hello! Everyone,
There is many variety of poppies the annual poppies and perennial poppies . Annual poppies can be grown by seed and bloom in one growing season.
The Oriental poppies are perennial poppies,can take two years to bloom from seed.
Photo of a annual poppy grown from seed.

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Imagestormyla
Feb 5, 2010 9:35 PM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
Poppies make me smile.

Feb 6, 2010 3:06 PM CST
Poppies are cheery flowers.
Imagestormyla
Feb 6, 2010 3:36 PM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
Is That Drama Queen? How does a post appear without the poster's name?
Imagekathysflowerpatch
Feb 6, 2010 5:13 PM CST
Name: Kathy
Southcentral PA.
Lost all my poppy pictures when my computer crashed last fall. So I will just have to enjoy the pics here.
Thanks for setting this cubit up!

Kathy Drooling
Imagestormyla
Feb 6, 2010 11:36 PM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
I'm having a memory blip over which Oriental this is right now.

It might be Beauty of Livermere.

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Imagebeckygardener
Feb 7, 2010 9:10 AM CST
Name: Becky
Florida Zone 9b/10a
Karla - So glad to see you started this cubit! :-)

The one poppy that I've had great luck with here in sunny Florida is a NOID Pink Papaver somniferum!

But last year I had something unusual happen ...

I have Fruit Rats here and they chewed down and ate my plants! They specifically ate just my poppy plants, so this year I am growing them in pots! :-)

I have a question - Do the seeds need cold stratification to germinate?

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Another Day in Paradise!
Imagepoppy
Feb 7, 2010 10:10 AM CST
Name: Karla
Greenwich,OH
Stormyla. the poppy photo,is Drama Queen poppy,
I posted the poppy photo.
That is strange,since it didn't show my member name?
Becky, poppy seeds need cold stratification to germinate.


Imagebeckygardener
Feb 7, 2010 10:34 AM CST
Name: Becky
Florida Zone 9b/10a
Thanks! So now that leads to another question ...

How long of stratification do they need? I am trying to determine if I still have time to sprinkle some more seeds around. :-)
Another Day in Paradise!
Imagepoppy
Feb 7, 2010 10:53 AM CST
Name: Karla
Greenwich,OH
That is a good question? I usually sow my seeds outdoors,on top of a tilled area toward the end of November.Ittdepends on your zone,you live in.I know a lady,who lived in SC and she sowed her sowed her poppy seeds around Christmas time.
You can keep Your poppy seeds in your freezer compartment,in your refridgerator and scatter the seeds on top of a tilled and raked area and sow in early spring.This gives your poppy seeds cold stratification also.
I place my poppy seeds in a salt shaker and sparingly scatter the poppy seeds in a already tilled and raked area,I prepare in fall.I don;t cover the poppy seeds,since poppy seeds need light to germinate.My poppy seeds will have a winter chill.
in spring ,I notice lettuce like leaves emerging,these will be your poppies.I usually thin out overcowded seedlings.
I have grown poppy seeds in pots also.
here is a photo of Danish flag poppy grown in a pot,on my patio.
Becky, the poppy seeds I have sent you have been already cold stratified in my freezer,You can place the seeds in your freezer and in early spring sow the seeds in your pots.

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Imagepoppy
Feb 7, 2010 11:02 AM CST
Name: Karla
Greenwich,OH
Here is a photo of Shirley poppies,I had grown one year.

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Imagepoppy
Feb 7, 2010 11:17 AM CST
Name: Karla
Greenwich,OH
Shirley poppies grown with bachelor buttons.

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Imagepoppy
Feb 7, 2010 11:48 AM CST
Name: Karla
Greenwich,OH
Persian White

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Imagebeckygardener
Feb 7, 2010 12:00 PM CST
Name: Becky
Florida Zone 9b/10a
Your poppies are beautiful, Karla!

I have poppies coming up now in my garden bed which I am carefully going to move to pots. They are probably the NOID Pink ones which are really pretty. And I want to sprinkle a few more seeds in the pots too.

So poppy seeds will stay viable for many years if kept in the fridge?
Another Day in Paradise!
Imagepoppy
Feb 7, 2010 12:11 PM CST
Name: Karla
Greenwich,OH
Oriental poppies leaves are different than the annual poppies.Hairy type leaves.
Orientals grow well in colder climates and are perennials.

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Imagebeckygardener
Feb 7, 2010 12:16 PM CST
Name: Becky
Florida Zone 9b/10a
Hmmm ... I wonder if I have any orientals growing too. I sprinkled all kinds of seeds last year, but mainly just got the NOID Pink poppies. Beautiful poppies!
Another Day in Paradise!
Imagepoppy
Feb 7, 2010 12:17 PM CST
Name: Karla
Greenwich,OH
I have kept annual poppy seed in the freezer for 3 years and have had good germination rates.
The orientals poppy seed are best kept for one year with good germination.

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Imagepoppy
Feb 7, 2010 12:24 PM CST
Name: Karla
Greenwich,OH
I hope! someone could answer that question? too.
I would like to know,if anyone else has had success growing the oriental poppies in warmer zones?

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Imagebeckygardener
Feb 7, 2010 12:35 PM CST
Name: Becky
Florida Zone 9b/10a
I'll have to look and see if I have any oriental poppy seeds to try sowing and find out if they do well here or not. :-)
Another Day in Paradise!
Imagestormyla
Feb 7, 2010 12:45 PM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
Karla, I don't think you'll find much success with OP's in Fla. There are times here in Pa when blooms only last 1 day because of early heat waves. They are a cool weather plant.

Becky, I put in Danish Flag & also the Dwarf Danish Flag this year. I also added Laura Springer's Grape. Is that fluffy pink one a Somniferum? It's really pretty. Last year I added Op's Manhattan & Haarlem.

Love those Shirleys with the Bachelor Buttons.

Maybe if you make two consecutive posts, the system doesn't repeat your ID.

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