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27/05/2012 at 13:09

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?

27/05/2012 at 13:23

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.

27/05/2012 at 13:26

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.

27/05/2012 at 17:09

You may get nice seed heads, depending on the variety.

09/07/2013 at 10:03

what do you do with the seed heads

09/07/2013 at 16:23

I leave my seed heads until they go brown and then collect some of the seeds (the others I leave to drop and self seed direct from the mother plant.  The seeds I collect I scatter where I want next years poppies to grow.  That is literally all I do and every year I get so many poppies growing that I have to thin them out. 

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