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    🚚 Shipping Starts: Last week of September '24
    📦 Quantity per Package: 1 Bare Rooted Plant

    ☀️ Light Required: Sun
    🌷 Height: 32-34"
    🌸 Blooming Period: Jul - Aug
    🌱 Bulb Size: I (Top Size)
    Planting Distance: 18-24"
    Planting Depth: 1"
    📍 Hardiness Zone: Zone 3-9
    🦌 Deer Resistant: Yes

    About Bolero

    Step into a world of vibrant beauty with our Oriental Poppies Bolero! Unleash the allure of these captivating flowers in your garden and revel in their stunning colors.

    • Striking Oriental poppies that make a bold statement
    • Rich, velvety petals in vibrant hues
    • Robust plants that thrive in various climates
    • Perfect for adding a pop of color to borders, beds, or containers
    • Low-maintenance beauties that are easy to grow

    How to plant and take care of Bolero

    • Choose a sunny location with well-drained soil
    • Dig a hole twice as wide and deep as the root ball
    • Place the plant in the hole, ensuring the crown is level with the soil surface
    • Backfill the hole and gently firm the soil around the plant
    • Water thoroughly after planting and keep the soil consistently moist
    • Apply a balanced fertilizer during the growing season
    • Remove spent flowers to encourage continuous blooming
    • Protect from extreme heat and frost
    • Enjoy the breathtaking display of Oriental Poppies Bolero in your garden!

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Oriental Poppy Bolero should ideally be allowed to reach a height of around 12 to 18 inches before pinching. Pinching refers to the act of removing the top growth of a plant to encourage branching and promote fuller growth. By allowing the Oriental Poppy Bolero to attain a certain height before pinching, you ensure that it has developed a strong root system and has sufficient energy reserves to support new growth. This height range provides a good balance between allowing the plant to establish itself and promoting a more compact and robust form.

    The secret to successfully growing Oriental Poppy Bolero lies in providing the right conditions and care. These vibrant perennials thrive in full sun and well-draining soil. It's essential to prepare the soil by incorporating organic matter and ensuring it is not overly compacted. Adequate moisture is crucial during the growing season, especially during dry spells. Mulching around the plants can help retain moisture and suppress weed growth. Deadheading spent flowers will encourage prolonged blooming and prevent the plant from going to seed prematurely. Additionally, Oriental Poppy Bolero benefits from dividing every few years to maintain vigor and prevent overcrowding.

    Oriental Poppy Bolero is known for its stunning blooms, and while the exact duration may vary depending on various factors, you can typically expect it to bloom for a period of 2 to 3 weeks. The blooming period usually occurs in late spring to early summer. However, individual flowers may last only a few days. To maximize the flowering season, deadheading faded blooms is essential. By removing spent flowers promptly, you can encourage the plant to produce new buds and prolong the overall blooming period. Remember to provide the necessary care and suitable growing conditions to ensure the best bloom performance.

    Oriental Poppy Bolero is a perennial plant that can be left in the ground year-round in regions with a suitable climate. These poppies are hardy and can withstand winter conditions in USDA hardiness zones 3 to 7. In colder climates, the plants benefit from a layer of mulch applied in late fall to insulate the roots and protect them from freezing temperatures. However, it's important to note that Oriental Poppy Bolero may go dormant during the winter months, and the foliage may die back. This is a natural part of their growth cycle. As long as the plant is well-established and the soil provides adequate drainage, leaving it in the ground year-round should be feasible.

    If you forget to plant your Oriental Poppy Bolero bulbs at the ideal time, there are still options available. Firstly, check the condition of the bulbs. If they are still firm and haven't dried out, you can refrigerate them for a few weeks to simulate a chilling period. Afterward, plant the bulbs as soon as possible in well-prepared soil, ensuring they receive adequate sunlight. However, if the bulbs have become soft, they may not be viable for planting. Don’t mistake dried-out bulbs for dormant plants.

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