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Oriental Poppies

Explore the Oriental Poppies collection - Spring Flowering bulbs

Immerse yourself in the vibrant beauty of the Oriental Poppies collection - a mesmerizing selection of Spring Flowering bulbs that will bring a burst of color to your garden. With their captivating hues and delicate petals, these poppies are a must-have for any flower enthusiast. 

Our collection features an array of stunning Oriental Poppy varieties, including the enchanting Mrs. Perry with its bold coral petals and Patty's Plum, boasting rich magenta  blooms. Embrace nature's artistry and transform your garden into a breathtaking oasis. Explore the Oriental Poppies collection today and indulge in the splendor of these exquisite blooms.

Frequently Asked Questions

The best time to plant Oriental Poppy bulbs is in the early fall or late summer, typically around August or September. This timing allows the bulbs to establish their roots before winter and ensures a healthy growth in the following spring. It is important to avoid planting the bulbs during hot summer months, as they prefer cooler temperatures for proper root development.

After planting Oriental Poppy bulbs, it usually takes around one to two years for them to bloom. The first year is primarily focused on root development and establishing a strong foundation. During this time, the plants may produce foliage but no flowers. However, by the second year, you can expect vibrant blooms to appear. Patience is key when growing Oriental Poppies, as their stunning blossoms are worth the wait.

To plant Oriental Poppy bulbs, start by selecting a well-drained location with full sun exposure. Prepare the soil by removing any weeds or debris and loosening it with a garden fork. Dig a hole that is about twice the depth of the bulb and place the bulb in the hole with the pointed end facing upwards. Backfill the hole with soil and gently firm it around the bulb. Water thoroughly after planting to ensure proper hydration. Remember to provide adequate spacing between bulbs to allow for their growth and expansion over time.

Oriental Poppies are considered toxic to pets. The entire plant, including the flowers, stems, and leaves, contains alkaloids that can be harmful if ingested. These alkaloids may cause various symptoms in pets, such as gastrointestinal upset, vomiting, diarrhea, and in severe cases, even lethargy or tremors. It is crucial to keep pets away from Oriental Poppies and take necessary precautions, such as fencing or supervised access, to prevent accidental ingestion. If you suspect your pet has consumed any part of an Oriental Poppy plant, it is recommended to seek immediate veterinary attention.

When planting Oriental Poppy bulbs, it is important to place them at the appropriate depth for optimal growth. Generally, these bulbs should be planted at a depth of approximately 1 to 2 inches (2.5 to 5 centimeters) in the soil. Planting at the correct depth allows the bulbs to establish a stable root system while still receiving adequate moisture and nutrients. Ensure that the pointed end of the bulb is facing upwards, as this is where the stem and foliage will emerge. By planting Oriental Poppy bulbs at the right depth, you can promote healthy growth and vibrant blooms in your garden.

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