growing Himalayan blue poppies

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  1. AAnightowl

    AAnightowl Young Pine

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    Does anyone here grow Himalayan blue poppies in their garden ? Do you have any good tips for growing them. I am in zone 6, in southern Missouri, and hope to grow some this season. I just love their blue colors.
     
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    I love this flower..... I want to put it in next to my red poppies..... would that look great???? Well, I am going to get some of these this Summer.....that's for sure.
     
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    I think if I put them on the east or north side of my house, they might do okay. They cannot take the heat, but do great in colder climates I have read. They also like partial shade according to what I have read.
     



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    waretrop Strong Ash Plants Contributor

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    Thanks, I think I can find a place for them here...That's unusual for us to worry about the heat but we rather have to worry about the cold in the Winter.
     
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    AAnightowl, are these those Breadseed poppies? That's what i am growing this year for the first time.

    Toni, that link was really helpful. I am sort of following along sjoerd's ideas...less letting the cat eat them... and have the seeds in the fridge at the moment. Will be starting them soon in the greenhouse (probably a little late, but I think it will work).
     
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    Bunkie, I have no idea if they are the "breadseed" poppies that you mention. I know they put poppy seed on breads, but have no idea if they will grow blue poppies or not.

    Nice to meet you. I haven't seen you here before.
     
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    Yes, nice to meet you too. When I have time I'll look up more info on the breadseed and post. Welcome to the forum!
     
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    Yes, they are the same.

    I am going to get some and will start them in my greenhouse. I will do the opposite of the usual and keep them in the coolest place in the greenhouse during the heat of the Summer.

    I love them....
     
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    Will poppy seeds in the seasoning section of my grocery store grow BLUE poppies, or just poppies in general?

    I have planted poppies several times, and they never grew even though I followed the tips from one of the garden editors on BHG [Justin]. I found a site with a different idea which I want to try.

    http://gardenofeaden.blogspot.com/2009/ ... -from.html
     

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