Trouble with CA Poppies

kmpsmomOctober 12, 2010

Anyone else relatively near by have any trouble getting CA Poppies to grow? I can get them to germinate and they get their second set of leaves but I have tried for three years to get these suckers to grow and bloom and I have failed. I tried WSing them, Direct Sowing them - NADA...

I love the look of them but just wish they would grow for me...

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karyn1(7a)

They don't usually grow well for me either. I broadcast the seeds and if I'm lucky a handful will bloom ok. I think it might be too hot and humid here. There's literally fields of them growing around Big Sur. I remember a park ranger yelling at me because I picked a few seed pods. lol

    Bookmark   October 13, 2010 at 7:26AM
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lois(PA Zone 6)

I wintersowed them in a 1 gallon jug and then planted them in a cement pot where they baked all day in the sun. They either self-seeded, or wintered over, because they came back the next year. Maybe they need really dry soil to be happy?

    Bookmark   November 28, 2010 at 6:23PM
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