No Oriental Poppy Flowers – Reasons For Oriental Poppies Not Blooming

By January 13, 2018Articles

No Oriental Poppy Flowers – Reasons For Oriental Poppies Not Blooming

By Mary Ellen Ellis Oriental poppies are among the showiest of perennials, with big, bright blooms that light up a spring garden. But, having no flowers on oriental poppies can happen some years, and it’s a real disappointment. About Ornamental Poppy Plants Hardy in USDA zones 3 through 9, oriental poppies are herbaceous perennials that bloom in spring and early summer. They have bluish-green foliage that is hairy, thistle-like, and sometimes silvery. They grow quite tall, up to three feet (one meter), and produce large, papery flowers, typically reddish-orange, but sometimes pink, white, or even bi-colored. The oriental poppy is fairly easy to grow and does not often suffer from pests or diseases. It prefers a sunny spot with soil that is well drained and moist and does not tolerate extreme heat. During a hot, dry summer, plants may die back and return in the fall. To get flowers on

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