Poppy Flowers
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Zone Carmichael, Californis 95608 | rkhalial@yahoo.com added on July 1, 2016 | Answered

I have a matila poppy I transplanted this last fall and it seemed to do well but now the leaves are yellow and the stems for the most part are green. What am I doing wrong??

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Downtoearthdigs
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Answered on July 2, 2016

Poppies do not do well being transplanted, so it's best to avoid it if possible.
You need to make sure you dig up all the roots and plant is the same sun location.
Don't divide or even shake off the soil from the freshly dug up plant.
Continuous care is needed to get your Poppy going in it's new home. Fertilize it every 7 to 10 days with an all purpose fertilizer until you see new growth.
Root rot is often a problem, so water the newly transplanted Poppy well, but make sure the soil is draining.

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