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Q.My poppies start to grow every year in spring, then die and turn yellow after growing 6-8 inches

Zone Williamsville, NY 14221 | Anonymous added on July 25, 2019 | Answered

I have oriental poppies in my garden. I have tried numerous times in the past ten years to grow them with little or no success. The last two or three years the plant has started to grow in the spring to six to eight inches then the leaves start to turn brown and yellow and die. Last year I had them last to have one bloom. then it all died off All the rest of my annuals and perennials do well every year

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Answered on July 26, 2019

Poppies grow in soil with very low fertility, and will not tolerate heavy feeding. They are also drought tolerant, and not very tolerant of soggy soil. If this is the case, then they will die from being waterlogged, or infection.

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