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How to Grow Perennial Poppies

How to grow Perennial Poppies with Sensible Gardening and Living

Probably one of my favorite flowers, poppies are amazing. In particular I love Oriental poppies. They stand tall with huge, papery flowers high above coarse, hairy foliage. With a black mound of stamens in the center and a black mark at the base of each petal, they make a bold statement. You can use poppies in mixed borders or in…

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Poppies ( Papaver)

Red Poppy at Sensible Gardening and Living

What’s not to like about poppies, probably one of the cheeriest flowers around. Bright, multi colors and beautiful papery, silky petals. Poppies grow well in full sun and average to poor soil. A drough tolerant perennial  so an excellent plant for the xeriscape garden.  Some are short lived but self seed easily. Oriental poppies are very long lived perennials and tend…

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