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What would be some nice companion plants for Poppies?

Posted by janie58 5 PA (My Page) on
Fri, Mar 26, 10 at 18:57

Hi all,

I am growing oriental poppy seedlings inside which should be ready to harden off in about a month and then planted outside. Anyone have suggestions for companion flowers? I need tall flowers. Thanks :))


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RE: What would be some nice companion plants for Poppies?

How tall? What color? Full sun? Direct sow or start inside?


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RE: What would be some nice companion plants for Poppies?

Hi sleepy33,

I am looking for flowers 2-3 feet tall, pink, purple or white, afternoon sun between 2 and 7 pm. Start inside ready to plant out by end of May. Thanks :))


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RE: What would be some nice companion plants for Poppies?

  • Posted by anney Georgia 8 (My Page) on
    Fri, Mar 26, 10 at 21:29

Sedum, celosia, starflower (pentas lanceolata), gaillardia, zinnias? All are annuals with varieties between 18" and 3 feet, many colors. The sedum, zinnias, and starflowers are loved by butterflies. Not sure if you'd want the gaillardia since most are red and yellow, but they're also loved by butterflies and are a fascinating flower-form.


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RE: What would be some nice companion plants for Poppies?

Phlox, Dwarf Hollyhock, Aster, Dahlia, Dianthus, Nicotiana, Gazania, Petunia, Snapdragon, Statice, Stock, Larkspur. Cosmos are nice, too, and can be very easily direct-sown. Have fun!


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RE: What would be some nice companion plants for Poppies?

Thanks all for your suggestions. I actually have some dianthus and snapdragons started inside. I also wintered sowed them too. I plan on starting zinnia next month inside. I direct sowed some last year late May and they just didn't do to well for me.

I just love playing in the dirt! :))


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RE: What would be some nice companion plants for Poppies?

Larkspur, malva????

I actually had perennial oregano behind this. I don't have pictures of that, but it was soooo pretty!

Here is a link that might be useful: Poppy


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