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Alpine Poppies

Posted by botanicalboi Zone 7 Georgia ( on
Fri, Nov 25, 11 at 15:03

I recenly got these via a trade. Papaver Alpinum Anybody have any info on when to sow these or where they grow best in my zone? Any help is appreciated.

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RE: Alpine Poppies

  • Posted by morz8 Z8 Wa coast (My Page) on
    Sat, Nov 26, 11 at 11:00

Surface sow (some light may be beneficial to germination), takes 2 - 3 weeks to germinate at 65F.

These are dwarf, you'll want them near the front with their short height, in sun. As with many alpine plants, they could be short lived perennials or could behave as annuals or biennials in your warmer humid climate but should self sow if you don't deadhead.

You could direct sow, I generally do with poppies - if you have a place prepared for the plants you could sow some now, or wait and put all of the seeds out in late winter/early Spring.....Fall or Spring is the suggested time for direct sowing - doing both may give you a longer succession of blooms.

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