Giant tropical poppies?.

Post Reply
User avatar
karl66
Posts: 2645
Joined: Mon Jul 11, 2011 6:39 pm
Location: halesowen. west midlands

Giant tropical poppies?.

Post by karl66 » Tue Jul 30, 2013 6:09 am

I saw some of these on the alan titchmarsh show a few wk's back, where's the best place to get them although I realise it may be a little late this year now. karl.

tropical Tom

Re: Giant tropical poppies?.

Post by tropical Tom » Tue Jul 30, 2013 7:05 am

Just had a look on ebay Karl, there's plenty of seeds on there :D

GoggleboxUK

Re: Giant tropical poppies?.

Post by GoggleboxUK » Tue Jul 30, 2013 7:31 am

I bought mine from ebay, they're called Papaver 'Lady in Waiting'.

Be warned though, the flowers are amazing but very brief. The fern-like foliage is nicely tropical though.

Kristen

Re: Giant tropical poppies?.

Post by Kristen » Tue Jul 30, 2013 7:33 am

are these "giant" because of their large seed heads, rather than massive flowers?

e.g. Papaver somniferum giganteum

Mr List

Re: Giant tropical poppies?.

Post by Mr List » Tue Jul 30, 2013 9:07 am

weren't they just the oriental poppy on LYG ?

kata

Re: Giant tropical poppies?.

Post by kata » Tue Jul 30, 2013 9:16 am

I love the peony type Poppies, probaby cus I can't grow Peony... :lol:
peonypoppy.jpg
I even went so far as to buy an everlasting Peony in a glass.
peonyglass.jpg
icon_cheers :lol: :lol:

Delboy

Re: Giant tropical poppies?.

Post by Delboy » Tue Jul 30, 2013 1:42 pm

If its anything like the oriental popy I wouldn't bother. Last year the flowers on mine lasted 2 days at best.
Annoying as hell as it was in bud for ages. Maybe it was all the rain.
Don't know what happened to it this year, no sign of the plant what so ever icon_scratch

Conifers
Posts: 13147
Joined: Sat Jun 20, 2009 2:11 pm
Location: Northumbs

Re: Giant tropical poppies?.

Post by Conifers » Tue Jul 30, 2013 3:41 pm

kata wrote:I love the peony type Poppies, probaby cus I can't grow Peony... :lol:
Regular Papaver somniferum is much nicer-looking
Attachments
Picture 111a.jpg

fieldfest

Re: Giant tropical poppies?.

Post by fieldfest » Tue Jul 30, 2013 3:50 pm

Delboy wrote:If its anything like the oriental popy I wouldn't bother. Last year the flowers on mine lasted 2 days at best.
Annoying as hell as it was in bud for ages. Maybe it was all the rain.
Don't know what happened to it this year, no sign of the plant what so ever icon_scratch
I had a clump spring up from nowhere this year, each flower only lasts a day or 2 but the show lasted a couple of weeks. did you let them set seed as they are annuals?

kata

Re: Giant tropical poppies?.

Post by kata » Tue Jul 30, 2013 7:38 pm

No Conifers... :(

Delboy

Re: Giant tropical poppies?.

Post by Delboy » Wed Jul 31, 2013 11:08 am

fieldfest wrote:
Delboy wrote:If its anything like the oriental popy I wouldn't bother. Last year the flowers on mine lasted 2 days at best.
Annoying as hell as it was in bud for ages. Maybe it was all the rain.
Don't know what happened to it this year, no sign of the plant what so ever icon_scratch
I had a clump spring up from nowhere this year, each flower only lasts a day or 2 but the show lasted a couple of weeks. did you let them set seed as they are annuals?

Yes I left the plant be. It only flowered twice, really poor show.

Post Reply