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Will poppies take over ?

Postby Blackcatbones » Apr 06, 2014 1:57 am

In town near where I live I know a few people that grow poppies and they just let them go wild around thier yards. The poppies spread but dont seem to take over. I live on an acreage in a remote rural area. I ordered some Himalayan Blue Meconopsis betonicifolia and Papaver somniferum hens and chicks. I want to throw them on the garden or along the driveway but I have a horrible vision of them taking over the entire countryside and the pastures. Is this likely to happen or can they be reasonably contained ? By all the ppl I know in town that have them growing all over I cant figure out why they arent invading the local landscape.
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Re: Will poppies take over ?

Postby OGrubber » Apr 10, 2014 8:57 am

I'm not up to speed on the who's-who as far as annual and perennial poppies are concerned, but the surest way to keep any of them from spreading is to dead-head after they have bloomed.
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