Closely related to bread poppies, P. somniferum. These have frillier leaves, and crinklier flowers than most bread poppies we've grown, and are shorter in stature. Very richly colored.
This plant used to grow in our garden, but it slipped away...
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|Chris Orr||May 27, 2009||Do you grow your poppys from seed? If you do, how do you do it? The seeds are so small, and the seedlings are microscopic. They were so small that when the top layer of soil in the seed starters dried up from the lights, the plants did too. Obviously I can't be there all day to watch for drying dirt, so any advice you could give on starting poppys in general would be appreciated.|
Yes, I've grown poppies from seed. I've not had problems with them drying up - I bottom-water, and use fluorescent lights. It's possible that other species are more finnicky, and require special treatment.
|Bernard spicer||Jun 12, 2019||Do I deadhead this plant as the rain has made it collapse |
I'm not sure about the habit of this plant - I only grew it a year or two, quite some time ago. Being an annual, it wants to flower, so I'd cut it back and hope for regrowth, maybe in a sturdier fashion.
- Seed from '06 trade. Baggy 70F with light (90%G, 3-6d)
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