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By Clairey

Norfolk, United Kingdom Gb

Can i plant the seeds from a giant poppy? am not sure if thats what its called, but logic kicked in, thats what it looked like. I love these, any advise on the proceedure would be appreciated, as i have no clue.

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dont see why not,but others on here know more than me so wait til someone tells you,you can plant them and if they dont come up at least you tryed

25 May, 2010


It looks like an especially nice Oriental Poppy. You should be able to plant the seeds now, but I wouldn't expect flowers until 2011--it's a hardy perennial, and spends its first summer growing leaves and roots, storing energy for next year.

26 May, 2010


yes grow them. they may give you identical flowers or variations [like normal brother ans sister differences.]
if you want more of the same plant you can split the clump in the early spring. or take root cuttings early spring too.
they normally take 2 seasons to get to flowering size in my experience.

26 May, 2010


the reason why i asked about seeds is because they are outside someones house, am not sure they wouldn't appreciate me digging up their beautiful poppy lol, but am sure they wouldnt mind me recycling their seeds.

26 May, 2010


Best ask, anyway, Clairey: they may have their eyes on the seeds, also! : )

27 May, 2010


oh i def will do, failing that lil ones grand parents have one in their garden, but this one has got approx 20 buds on plus another oriental poppy next to it with another 20 more buds, its a very nice one.

28 May, 2010

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