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Picotee

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Product Information
🚚 Shipping Starts: Sold-out for this season
📦 Quantity per Package: 1 Bare Rooted Plant

Specifications
☀️ Light Required: Sun
🌷 Height: 24-26"
🌸 Blooming Period: May - Jun
🌱 Bulb Size: I (Top Size)
Planting Distance: 14-16"
Planting Depth: 1"
📍 Hardiness Zone: Zone 3-9
🦌 Deer Resistant: Yes
Picotee

About Picotee

Capture the vibrant beauty of nature with our Oriental Poppies Picotee! These stunning orange, red flowers will add a touch of elegance to any garden or floral arrangement. With their unique picotee edges and rich color palette, these Oriental Poppies are sure to make a statement.

  • Exquisite picotee edges for a captivating look
  • Vibrant colors that create a striking display
  • Hardy and easy to grow
  • Ideal for borders, beds, or containers
  • Attracts butterflies and pollinators

How to plant and take care of Picotee

  • Choose a sunny location with well-drained soil.
  • Dig a hole that is slightly larger than the root ball and place the plant in the hole.
  • Backfill the hole with soil and gently firm it around the plant.
  • Water thoroughly after planting and keep the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged.
  • Apply a balanced fertilizer once a month during the growing season.
  • Remove faded flowers to encourage continuous blooming.
  • Provide support for taller varieties to prevent them from falling over.
  • Mulch around the plants to help conserve moisture and suppress weeds.
  • In colder climates, apply a layer of mulch in winter to protect the plants.

Frequently Asked Questions

When planting Oriental Poppy Picotee bulbs, it is recommended to space them approximately 12 to 18 inches apart from other bulbs. This spacing allows each bulb to have enough room for proper growth and prevents overcrowding, which can lead to competition for nutrients and water. By maintaining adequate spacing, you promote better air circulation around the plants, reducing the risk of fungal diseases. Remember to consider the mature size of Oriental Poppy Picotee plants, as they can reach a height and spread of around 24 inches, requiring ample space for their growth and development.

The best place to plant Oriental Poppy Picotee bulbs is in a location that provides full sun exposure. These vibrant flowers thrive in bright sunlight, ideally receiving at least six hours of direct sunlight each day. Choose a well-draining soil with a pH level between 6.0 and 7.0. Oriental Poppy Picotee bulbs prefer soil that is rich in organic matter and has good drainage to prevent waterlogging, which can lead to root rot. Additionally, ensure the planting area is protected from strong winds, as tall Oriental Poppy Picotee stems may need support to prevent them from toppling over in gusty conditions.

After Oriental Poppy Picotee bulbs have finished flowering, it is important to take proper care to ensure their health and vigor for future blooms. Once the flowers have faded, leave the foliage intact until it turns yellow and dies back naturally. This process allows the bulb to absorb essential nutrients for next year's growth. Avoid cutting back the foliage prematurely, as it diminishes the bulb's ability to store energy. You can remove any spent flower stalks to maintain a tidy appearance. To prevent the spread of diseases, it is advisable to clean up and discard any debris or fallen foliage from the planting area.

To encourage faster growth of Oriental Poppy Picotee plants, there are several steps you can take. First and foremost, provide them with optimal growing conditions. Ensure they receive abundant sunlight, preferably six or more hours of direct sunlight daily. Prepare the soil before planting by incorporating organic matter, such as compost or well-rotted manure, to enrich its fertility. Adequate watering is essential, especially during dry spells, as Oriental Poppy Picotee plants prefer evenly moist but not waterlogged soil. Apply a balanced fertilizer formulated for flowering plants in early spring to provide the necessary nutrients. Regularly remove weeds to prevent competition for resources and promote healthier growth.

Deadheading Oriental Poppy Picotee flowers is not necessary, but it can extend the blooming period and maintain a neater appearance. Deadheading refers to the removal of spent flowers once they have withered. By doing so, you prevent the plant from producing seeds, redirecting its energy towards further flower production. To deadhead, simply snip off the faded flower stalks at their base or pinch them off using your fingers. However, if you wish to collect seeds for propagation or allow the plant to self-seed, it is advisable to leave a few spent flowers on the plant until they produce seed pods.

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