Perennials forum: Who grows other poppies, not oriental poppies?

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Name: Pippi21
Silver Spring, Maryland 20906 (Zone 7a)
May 29, 2012 6:10 PM CST
Although my oriental poppies have been amazing this Spring, they sure do take up a lot of room. Are there any other poppies that don't spread out so much or get real tall? What about Corn or shirley poppies? I guess I could look on but it is nice to hear of other gardener's experiences with other poppies.
Name: Karen
Cincinnati, Oh (Zone 6a)
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Jun 1, 2012 9:01 AM CST
My corn and shirley poppies were pretty tall- maybe 3 feet?

My California poppies stay small. I've not planted them in several years, but I don't deadhead and get a few volunteers each year. This year, only about 4 or 5 of them.

Name: Pippi21
Silver Spring, Maryland 20906 (Zone 7a)
Jun 1, 2012 11:25 AM CST
Love the california poppy's and have wintersowed them for two years now. They don't seem to multipy as fast as I have read, maybe next year. Maybe that will be their year to Leap! I was hoping for some others that didn't get so tall. I'm going to try direct sowing some in the Fall certain places and see how they do. It is delightful outside today, looking like a storm which they have predicted will be coming or more rain. It feels wonderful working outside today..Just finished putting down Miracle Gro via the hose attachment. First time this year. Karen, many thanks for the information.

My larkspurs are beautiful but there is some really tall ones, so will be looking for dwarf larkspur seeds online. T's flowers and things has some and I bet Diane's seed probably has them too. These that I have are Giant Imperial pretty.

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