The Q&A Archives: Too Many Poppies

Question: I transplanted an oriental poppy (large orange) several years ago - I now have hundreds. How can I get rid of them? Roundup?

Answer: Wow, I wish I could get some! Do you have any neighbors that would like some for their yards? Or anyone else?

One method to get rid of extra plants (the ones you can't give away!) would be to smother them. Use either black plastic, or a thick layer of newspapers covered with mulch over the area. If you want to plant other things in the area, I'd go with the newspapers and simply cut a hole in the newspapers and plant right through them.

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