What plant is this please?

Poppy GirlPoppy Girl Posts: 36

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

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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 43,753

    They look like ornamental poppy seedlings

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  • Poppy GirlPoppy Girl Posts: 36

    Thank you.  Do you know how big they grow?

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 43,753

    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.  

    No-one knows if you've done your housework, but everyone knows if you've done your gardening !
  • Poppy GirlPoppy Girl Posts: 36

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

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 43,753

    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. image

    No-one knows if you've done your housework, but everyone knows if you've done your gardening !
  • Poppy GirlPoppy Girl Posts: 36

    Do you know whether  they are annuals or perennials?

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 43,753

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

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  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener LeicsPosts: 6,492

    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!

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  • Poppy GirlPoppy Girl Posts: 36

    Thank you will do.

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