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25/05/2014 at 13:18

I have about 15 of these plants springing up in my front garden - does anyone know what they are please?

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25/05/2014 at 13:24

They look like ornamental poppy seedlings

25/05/2014 at 13:34

Thank you.  Do you know how big they grow?

25/05/2014 at 13:52

They can vary, up to 2-3ft high and the same across depending on the space they have, sunlight and soil, but in poor conditions they don't grow anything like as big as that.  

25/05/2014 at 13:54

Thank you I was going to pull them out - glad I didn't!

25/05/2014 at 13:56

They're related to the opium poppy, and will probably have double frilly pinky plum coloured flowers with dark blotches at the base of the petals.  You can dry the seedheads for winter decoration. 

25/05/2014 at 14:01

Do you know whether  they are annuals or perennials?

25/05/2014 at 14:13

Pretty sure those ones are annuals - but not totally certain - I always pull them up in the autumn - they self-seed pretty reliably 

25/05/2014 at 14:15

The type you have there are annuals.  They come easily from seed so either collect a seed head or leave them to self-seed, although they never self-seed where you actually want them and don't like being transplanted!

25/05/2014 at 14:19

Thank you will do.

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