Oriental Poppies
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Is it possible to grow poppies so that they will be in flower for remembrance Sunday?

Zone Lincs/Notts border Claypole | Anonymous added on July 18, 2019 | Answered

As it is 100 years since the end of the 1st world war we are having a weekend of events and our lovely vicar wants to have real poppies in flower in tubs around the village

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Downtoearthdigs
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Answered on July 19, 2019

Typically in climates with warm, wet winters seeds are planted in the fall and seedlings emerge about two weeks after winter rains begin. Blooms can been seen around March. How fast the plant matures from seedling to flowers depends on amount of sunlight, water and soil temperature, but on average the time from seedling to bloom is two to three months.

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