Giant tropical poppies?.

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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.


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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
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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.
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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
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Re: Giant tropical poppies?.

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

weren't they just the oriental poppy on LYG ?


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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:
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I even went so far as to buy an everlasting Peony in a glass.
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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
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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
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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?


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Re: Giant tropical poppies?.

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

No Conifers... :(
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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.
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