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Feb 10, 2017 8:49 PM CST
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Name: Jai or Jack
WV (Zone 6b)
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Does anybody grow this variety of poppy?

I am looking for pictures other than what is on the Burpee seed packet. I know that those can be misleading...

If anybody has grown it, I would appreciate feedback or your thoughts about it.
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Feb 12, 2017 12:55 AM CST
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Name: Jai or Jack
WV (Zone 6b)
Om shanti om.
Region: West Virginia Container Gardener Multi-Region Gardener Garden Photography Amaryllis Zinnias
Gardens in Buckets Annuals Houseplants Plant and/or Seed Trader Birds Garden Ideas: Level 1
Well, nobody responded so I bought some anyway. Ha ha. That is the story of my life.

I am not at all sure where I'm going to plant them but that is also the story of my life!
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Feb 12, 2017 10:37 AM CST
Name: Rj
Just S of the twin cities of M (Zone 4b)
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The pics look really beautiful!
As Yogi Berra said, “It's tough to make predictions, especially about the future.”
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Apr 27, 2017 2:58 PM CST
Name: Evelyn
Sierra foothills, Northern CA (Zone 8a)
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Jai ~ Let us know when they come up, and please take some pictures of them.
"Luck favors the prepared mind." - Thomas Jefferson
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Apr 27, 2017 11:44 PM CST
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Name: Jai or Jack
WV (Zone 6b)
Om shanti om.
Region: West Virginia Container Gardener Multi-Region Gardener Garden Photography Amaryllis Zinnias
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Thank you! They have arisen but we've had a freakishly warm few days (82º+) so I'm concerned about how well they are doing. No flowers at all yet.
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Apr 30, 2017 7:09 AM CST
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Name: Jai or Jack
WV (Zone 6b)
Om shanti om.
Region: West Virginia Container Gardener Multi-Region Gardener Garden Photography Amaryllis Zinnias
Gardens in Buckets Annuals Houseplants Plant and/or Seed Trader Birds Garden Ideas: Level 1
This is them as of today.

As you can see, they are not particularly lush or anything. It is going to be close to 90° today, and I suspect that the unusually hot weather is retarding them.
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May 1, 2017 9:38 PM CST
Thread OP
Name: Jai or Jack
WV (Zone 6b)
Om shanti om.
Region: West Virginia Container Gardener Multi-Region Gardener Garden Photography Amaryllis Zinnias
Gardens in Buckets Annuals Houseplants Plant and/or Seed Trader Birds Garden Ideas: Level 1
Just heard for the next week it's gonna be back down in the 60ºs during the day. Hopefully these poor little heat scorched poppies will recover.
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Jun 3, 2017 8:44 PM CST
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Name: Jai or Jack
WV (Zone 6b)
Om shanti om.
Region: West Virginia Container Gardener Multi-Region Gardener Garden Photography Amaryllis Zinnias
Gardens in Buckets Annuals Houseplants Plant and/or Seed Trader Birds Garden Ideas: Level 1
Well, I posted these pictures in another place but I wanted to respond with an update here as well.

So far, the flowers are nowhere near pink. I got a normal Hare Krishna saffron orange colored one, plus a light creamy yellow one with nearly invisible darker yellow streaks.



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It turns out my initial questions were prescient--so far, none of the blooms are pink like on the package.

Maybe by the time they finish blooming one of them will actually have been pink. lol
Keep going!
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Jun 5, 2017 5:01 AM CST
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Name: Jai or Jack
WV (Zone 6b)
Om shanti om.
Region: West Virginia Container Gardener Multi-Region Gardener Garden Photography Amaryllis Zinnias
Gardens in Buckets Annuals Houseplants Plant and/or Seed Trader Birds Garden Ideas: Level 1
The saffron color flower had all its petals knocked off. It was nearing that time anyway, but the storms took them off all at once in a clean, fell swoop.



This is what was left. Doesn't it look alien?

It's still raining hard so some of the poppies look to be affected by a fungus of some sort. Womp, womp.
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Jun 11, 2017 9:12 AM CST
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Name: Jai or Jack
WV (Zone 6b)
Om shanti om.
Region: West Virginia Container Gardener Multi-Region Gardener Garden Photography Amaryllis Zinnias
Gardens in Buckets Annuals Houseplants Plant and/or Seed Trader Birds Garden Ideas: Level 1
I still have not gotten a single pink bloom like was shown on the packet.

I have gotten some more pale cream colored blooms.

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I do like them, but that is not when I planted! lol
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Jun 16, 2017 6:39 PM CST
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Name: Jai or Jack
WV (Zone 6b)
Om shanti om.
Region: West Virginia Container Gardener Multi-Region Gardener Garden Photography Amaryllis Zinnias
Gardens in Buckets Annuals Houseplants Plant and/or Seed Trader Birds Garden Ideas: Level 1
A bit of progress. We have had severe storms for several days in a row and are under a flood watch so many of the blooms have been deflowered before they ever filled out.

However, tonight one of them looks like it might try to be pink.

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Here's hoping that it survives the storms scheduled for later tonight. I really want to see at least one pink California poppy!
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Jun 22, 2017 9:01 AM CST
Thread OP
Name: Jai or Jack
WV (Zone 6b)
Om shanti om.
Region: West Virginia Container Gardener Multi-Region Gardener Garden Photography Amaryllis Zinnias
Gardens in Buckets Annuals Houseplants Plant and/or Seed Trader Birds Garden Ideas: Level 1
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Jun 22, 2017 12:45 PM CST
Name: Evelyn
Sierra foothills, Northern CA (Zone 8a)
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CONGRATULATIONS!!! You finally did it! Hurray!
"Luck favors the prepared mind." - Thomas Jefferson
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Jun 22, 2017 7:48 PM CST
Thread OP
Name: Jai or Jack
WV (Zone 6b)
Om shanti om.
Region: West Virginia Container Gardener Multi-Region Gardener Garden Photography Amaryllis Zinnias
Gardens in Buckets Annuals Houseplants Plant and/or Seed Trader Birds Garden Ideas: Level 1
Thank you lol.

I plan to save seeds (edit: NOT seats, lol) so that next year hopefully I get fewer yellow/orange/cream ones.
Keep going!
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Jun 22, 2017 8:12 PM CST
Name: Evelyn
Sierra foothills, Northern CA (Zone 8a)
Garden Procrastinator Irises Hummingbirder Region: Ukraine Bee Lover Butterflies
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Seeds?
"Luck favors the prepared mind." - Thomas Jefferson
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Jun 22, 2017 8:14 PM CST
Thread OP
Name: Jai or Jack
WV (Zone 6b)
Om shanti om.
Region: West Virginia Container Gardener Multi-Region Gardener Garden Photography Amaryllis Zinnias
Gardens in Buckets Annuals Houseplants Plant and/or Seed Trader Birds Garden Ideas: Level 1
Yes, sorry. That was a typo. Actually, I use a voice recognition program sometimes and I have an accent so I will blame that! lol
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Jun 23, 2017 7:26 PM CST
Name: Evelyn
Sierra foothills, Northern CA (Zone 8a)
Garden Procrastinator Irises Hummingbirder Region: Ukraine Bee Lover Butterflies
Plant and/or Seed Trader Region: California Cat Lover Deer Bulbs Foliage Fan
nodding I agree
"Luck favors the prepared mind." - Thomas Jefferson
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