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    Default Himalayan blue poppy

    So I have heard that this is difficult to grow. I was planning on keeping it in greenhouse but it cannot withstand temp over 65.... so I think start in greenhouse and when temps start to get hotter bring it out ... it needs to be in the partial shade too and have 12 hours of sunlight. Has anyone grown these successfully? If so what did you do?

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    Are you starting from seed? I didn't have much luck but left them to dry out I think WPG grew some.
    It should be planted outside, if you have a plant you can keep it inside the greenhouse and plant out in Spring.
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    Save seeds in the Summer because Poppy's can be short lived.
    https://www.rhs.org.uk/Plants/174993...ngholm/Details
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scarlet View Post
    Are you starting from seed? I didn't have much luck but left them to dry out I think WPG grew some.
    It should be planted outside, if you have a plant you can keep it inside the greenhouse and plant out in Spring.
    Yes, I will be starting it from seed

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    Check out WPG posts here :http://www.growfruitandveg.co.uk/gra...-2017-a-2.html
    I know the seed need some time in the fridge....
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    My recollection is that they need acidic conditions to be really blue (like hydrangeas) otherwise they are likely to be mauve.
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    I sowed some on a seed tray in November 2017, left to overwinter in a cold frame and plants are now appearing. Now to keep them moist and not overheat in whatever sun we get.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Madasafish View Post
    I sowed some on a seed tray in November 2017, left to overwinter in a cold frame and plants are now appearing. Now to keep them moist and not overheat in whatever sun we get.
    Congratulations! I hope they thrive for you.

    I was talking to a local gardener recently and said I'd love to grow some, and hope they would be OK in the garden. He said he's tried them several times for various clients and they have all turned their toes up; they don't do well round here apparently.

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