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Just recently with all this warm, sunny weather my lovely Red Poppies have bloomed. They are really lovely, however only a few hours later the petals fall off. Anyone out there with any ideas? Is it the heat that is causing the petals to fall off so soon?
Poppy flowers usually only last a day or so if we're talking about annual poppies so yes, extra heat will make them go over faster. There's nothing that you can really do about it.
Thank you Alina, there are more to bloom and it's a pity. I've just collected some of the petals which are now in the compost!! Might as well enjoy the bloom's while they last.
You may get nice seed heads, depending on the variety.