Answer: Poppies do well in a well drained location in average to rich soil and full sun. These plants bloom in early summer and then subsequently go dormant (die back to the ground)until fall when they sprout foliage again. Each year the clump enlarges until it reaches mature size; the plants are long lived in the garden but should not be disturbed for best results. In general you should follow the planting directions you receive with plants and bare root material would be planted upon receipt in early spring so it can wake up naturally with the season. Since you waited until fall to plant your poppies, I am not certain whether they will have survived or not. If they have not emerged with foliage by mid June I think I would assume they did not survive.
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