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Ice Cube Poppies (Growing Poppies in Warm-Spring Areas)

By Jai_Ganesha
June 6, 2017

Annual poppies, such as Shirley poppies and breadseed poppies, are fleeting and ephemeral bloomers. Compared to other annuals, the flowers last only a short while, but in that relatively short time period, their beauty can and will steal your heart forever. This article offers hope to those who live in areas with warm and humid springs (such as the American Southeast) and who want to grow annual poppy varieties, such as the Shirley poppy or breadseed poppy.

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Name: Kristi
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Jun 6, 2017 2:55 PM CST
I love everything about poppies, from foliage to blooms to the seed pods.

Here it is recommended to plant poppy seed in Oct/Nov to generate blooms in April.

I have trouble remembering to do that at the right time and regret it when I see other beds of poppies in bloom. Will have to try your method of ice planting. I love it!

Thanks much... Thank You!
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Name: Jai or Jack
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Jai_Ganesha
Jun 6, 2017 9:19 PM CST
You're very welcome!

It is just something that I learned to do when I lived in Kentucky and the springs would get really hot really fast.

A similar method could work for sweet peas or even pansies.
Keep going!
Name: Jai or Jack
WV (Zone 6b)
Om shanti om.
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Jai_Ganesha
Jun 7, 2017 7:24 AM CST
I live in Pennsylvania now so it's much easier to grow poppies due to the cooler weather.

I've posted some of these elsewhere but I want to share some of my first blooms this year:


Prickly bud and stem of a Shirley poppy:
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Rolled up California poppy:
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California poppy after the rain knocked off all the petals:
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Shirley poppy:
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Another Shirley:
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A simple, delicate, pure, Shirley:
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Picotee Shirley:
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A fading Shirley with "messy" colors:
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A light cream-colored California poppy:
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Keep going!
Name: Kristi
east Texas pineywoods (Zone 8a)
Winter Sowing Cat Lover Dog Lover Vermiculture Birds Bulbs
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Jun 7, 2017 8:33 AM CST
WOW! What a fantastic selection of blooms! Lovey dubby
Be content moving inch by inch because, by days end, the inches, will add up to feet and yards.

Fulfilling ambitious objectives is usually done one step at a time.

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