Poppies

Declan Mahon asked 9 years ago

I have some poppies growing that I planted, as opposed to wild ones. They have finished flowering now and look a bit straggly. Should I cut back parts of them or should I leave them alone?

1 Answers

Gerry Daly Staff answered 3 years ago
There are several different kinds of poppies, some annual and some perennial. Annuals tend to die off after flowering. Field poppy, Shirley poppy and opium poppy are annuals and are pulled out after flowering. They can be allowed to shed seed.

Iceland poppy, alpine poppy(short-lived) and oriental poppy are perennials and can be tidied up at the end of the year and will flower again. 

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