This plant known as poppy plant is an ancient flowering plant that has been long desired by gardeners in a range of landscape situations. Actually learning how to grow poppies plant allows you to use their beauty in many flower beds and gardens. Planting poppies plant is very simple and rewarding when their single and double blooms appear in cooler seasons.  

Furthermore, growing poppies flowers plant are said to spring up on ravaged battlefields, as long ago as the twelve century. White poppies appeared on battlefields left by Mogul warrior Genghis Khan and were sighted in war zones following some battles of World War I. Thus, they have come to symbolize death and rebirth. The red poppy symbolizes fallen warriors and commemorates Veteran’s Day in the United States of America. This plant has been used for medicinal and culinary purposes over the centuries. Actually the seeds of the poppy are currently used to flavor breads and cakes and also for the production of poppy seed oil.  

How to Plant Poppies Flowers

Like I said earlier, growing poppy flowers is as simple as planting seeds or dividing roots of existing plants. The poppies seed can be planted into poor to average soil in a sunny location, this can be a good start to grow poppy flowers in your garden. Poppies plant grows from a taproot. If this taproot is actually disturbed during transplanting, a lost season of bloom can occur when planting the poppies plant. You can divide the poppies in autumn to allow time for the taproot to restore itself. Growing this plant can provide attractive foliage and large or diminutive flowers in your garden, flower bed or meadow.

How to Grow Poppies Plant

Actually this plant care involves deadheading of spent flowers, which will result in more prolific blooms of the poppy plant. This plant also needs limited watering once they have settled into their location. A study has shown that too much water can result in tall, leggy, unattractive growth of the growing poppy flower. Make sure you choose the variety of poppy that is best suited for your garden. The Armenian poppy plant is actually among the smaller and more delicate offerings, while oriental poppies plant offers the largest and showiest blooms although they may die back during summer heat. The California poppies plant self seed abundantly and they need to be planted where more poppies are desirable. 

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