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Post  sanderson on 6/18/2017, 9:43 pm

Last fall I tried a couple plants of this variety.  During the winter they grew to be massive so I removed from the herb bed.  This is the result of starting seedlings indoors this spring.  They are light pinkish-purple (mauve), not the brilliant colors that are for flower bed colors.  From top to bottom: yesterday's bloom, today's bloom, spent flower (eventually it will dry and act like a salt shaker with bakery poppy seeds) and finally a new flower bud.  For opening, it will suddenly go upright.


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Post  AtlantaMarie on 6/19/2017, 7:30 am

I've been thinking about trying those... Do you think they'd be better in a container? Or would they work in my deck planters I have along the top rail? How big do they get?
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Post  sanderson on 6/21/2017, 3:17 am

Two feet tall or so. Mine are in a 24" diameter planter. I love them so far, that is, until they fell over in the heat. Shocked I have them staked but still managed to fall over again today. Shocked Shocked Think it might be the killer heat?

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Post  AtlantaMarie on 6/21/2017, 7:35 am

Hmmm.... Gee..... Lemme think.....

Probably! ;-)

So, 2 ft. I see more buckets in my future. Think that'd be better than the window boxes.

Thanks for the info.
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Post  sanderson on 6/22/2017, 3:31 am

What about scattering the planting between pots, OSSFG and BTE areas? See what works out best? I will definitely get them out earlier next year or do a fall planting as they survive mild freeze. This is the third day of drooping. The flowers aren't raising their heads and opening. All of the leaves are crispy. They are under the shade cloth so there wasn't much more I could do.

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Post  AtlantaMarie on 6/22/2017, 8:26 am

Boy, y'all are just having a miserable time... Yeah, all of those suggestions should work.

And you know how I am about taking notes! :-)
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Post  sanderson on 6/22/2017, 2:03 pm

Poppy on 4th day of killer heat.  They are under 75% shade cloth.  Sad  

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Post  trolleydriver on 6/22/2017, 6:44 pm

sanderson ... that is quite a sad transformation. 

Here are our poppy plants. Not as pretty as yours (prior to them getting heat stroke).


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Post  AtlantaMarie on 6/22/2017, 7:08 pm

Oh, my.... Poor poppies!
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Post  Scorpio Rising on 6/22/2017, 8:09 pm

This plant species will not grow for me...I have tried in all my panting homes...nope.  Never did do it.  But I drive past houses where they are literally naturalized.  Maybe I need the old seeds?/
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Post  SwampTroll on 6/23/2017, 8:00 pm

@trolleydriver wrote:sanderson ... that is quite a sad transformation. 

Here are our poppy plants. Not as pretty as yours (prior to them getting heat stroke).


It looks like you may have some seed pods there on that thar poppy.  Hint Hint.
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Post  trolleydriver on 6/23/2017, 8:08 pm

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@trolleydriver wrote:sanderson ... that is quite a sad transformation. 

Here are our poppy plants. Not as pretty as yours (prior to them getting heat stroke).


It looks like you may have some seed pods there on that thar poppy.  Hint Hint.
You are correct. I'm waiting for those pods to "mature" so that I can try to harvest the seeds that are inside them.  Smile

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