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Tulips with poppies

Posted by dozi none (My Page) on
Fri, Feb 11, 11 at 22:06

In an attempt at succession planting, I'd like to sow a variety of poppies (now, on the snow) in a raised bed already loaded w tulip bulbs. Will the poppies bloom as the tulips are fading away, or what can I expect to happen? The bed gets mostly full sun, though one end will become increasingly shaded by a nearby mulberry tree gaining leaves and reach. I am in Brooklyn. The tulips range from early to late spring. And will the poppies bloom the first year?

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RE: Tulips with poppies

It actually depends on what type of poppies you are growing and what time you sow them for the time they will bloom, but to answer one of your questions yes annual poppies will bloom the first year from seed.

Some poppies do fine in some shade they may be a little floppy but they still bloom just fine. As like the tulips they tend to get a little more leggy or floppy when in shade so if your tulips do well in this spot I think the poppies will also.

By the way I think that will be a beautiful display!! I would love to see pictures while everything is in bloom!! Also be sure to save seeds of that mulberry tree, Yumm Yummm!! Do you know what kind of mulberry it is??

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