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Oriental Poppy

I would like to increase my oriental poppy, can I lift and divide?  I believe that seeds do not come true to type...


  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 13,935

    You can lift and divide now. Don't leave it too long, mine are already

    romping away.

    You don't stop doing new things because you get old, you get old because you stop doing new things. <3
  • Many thanks I will try it over this weekend......

  • LiriodendronLiriodendron Scariff, County Clare, IrelandPosts: 5,712

    They will also grow from root cuttings, taken in autumn or winter, if you want a lot of plants.  Division best now, as Fidget says.

    "The one who plants trees, knowing that he will never sit in their shade, has at least started to understand the meaning of life."  Rabindranath Tagore
  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 16,223

    Be very sure that you put them exactly where you want them. They are the devil to get rid of once they have got going.

    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
  • Many thanks to Liriodendron and pansyface for your comments...

  • SFordSFord Posts: 224

    I took quite a few root cuttings last summer from my 'pattys plum'.  Despite birds pulling out the cuttings a few times and me replacing them, they seem to be doing pretty well.  I plan to plant out after easter.

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