Ask a Question forum: Can I grow poppies and cornflowers in large pots?

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Aug 22, 2016 10:01 AM CST
I can only do patio gardening because I live in an apartment. It faces the woods which is great so I get morning light (6 hrs) to stronger sun by the time it goes over the roof.

I can buy seeds that are organic or Heirloom online, however, I would like to buy smaller amounts from a place that has seeds that aren't steril .
Name: woofie
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Aug 22, 2016 10:26 AM CST
Which kind of poppies are you wanting to grow? I don't think Oriental poppies would do well in containers, but the annual poppies will certainly grow in large containers (I get volunteers in my large containers every year). And cornflowers (bachelor buttons) also crop up in my big pots every year as well.

You might consider taking a peek at the Green Pages for recommendations on places to buy seeds.
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Name: Celia
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Aug 22, 2016 10:30 AM CST
Shirley poppies would do well in large pots. They're annuals and would give you seeds fornthe following year. Do you have your pots already? Larger ones need less water than smaller ones but they would still need extra care.

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