Poppy Flowers
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my poppies have bloomed

Zone pittsfield ma | ayles1118 added on July 7, 2015 | Answered

My poppies have bloomed. Should I cut back the flower stem now or let it be?

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Downtoearthdigs
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Answered on July 7, 2015

You can do either. Scatter the seeds if you want to help reseed the poppies.
Many gardeners like to trim up the beds to neaten things up for the remainder of the season, but you can just leave the stems and leaves to die down.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/poppy/growing-oriental-poppies.htm

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