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Trouble with CA Poppies

Posted by kmpsmom 7/DC Suburbs (My Page) on
Tue, Oct 12, 10 at 14:41

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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RE: Trouble with CA Poppies

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

RE: Trouble with CA Poppies

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?

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