Oriental Poppy Care - Knowledgebase Question

Netcong, NJ
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Question by bjryan
June 4, 2001
is there any special care for the oriental poppy after the bloom?

Answer from NGA
June 4, 2001
Once the blooms have faded, remove the flowering stem by cutting it off short. Little by little the plant will then turn brown and die back to the ground as it goes dormant for the summer. You may remove the leaves when they are finally dried up and crispy. Mark the spot, because the plants will regrow in the fall in preparation for blooming again next spring.

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