Starting Poppies

hibiscusfan zone5-Northwest Ohio(5 northwest Ohio)February 27, 2013

I have been trying to start poppies from seed for the last several years but haven't had any luck. Any suggestions?

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yiorges-z5il

Store seed at 40F for 4 weeks to improve germination THEN: Lightly cover seed to prevent light exposure.. soil temp (not air temp) for germination 65-75F ..10-14 days to germination.

    Bookmark   February 27, 2013 at 3:01PM
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flora_uk(SW UK 8/9)

Which types of poppies are we talking about here? One of the Papavers? And if so perennial or annual? Escholtzia?

    Bookmark   February 28, 2013 at 1:53PM
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hibiscusfan zone5-Northwest Ohio(5 northwest Ohio)

I have oriental poppies and a few annuals too.(papaver)

    Bookmark   March 1, 2013 at 8:26AM
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susanzone5(z5NY)

For annual poppies, rough up the soil and scatter seeds around on the soil outdoors in March. With adequate moisture, they will germinate easily outdoors.

    Bookmark   March 1, 2013 at 10:53PM
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morz8(Washington Coast Z8b)

With the annual types (breadseed, somniferum) I direct sow as above, but sometimes scattering the seeds early winter, late winter, and Spring for a longer succession of bloom (mild Z8)

Oriental poppy - Papaver orientale, Sow approx 68F, germinates in about two weeks, do not cover the small seed.

    Bookmark   March 2, 2013 at 1:47AM
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susanzone5(z5NY)

For annual poppies, rough up the soil and scatter seeds around on the soil outdoors in March. With adequate moisture, they will germinate easily outdoors.

    Bookmark   March 3, 2013 at 5:42PM
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