How to Plant a Poppy Container Garden

Learn how to plant a container garden for various types of poppies with this step-by-step gardening guide.

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7. Remove the Dead Flowers

Lengthen the flowering period. Remove the dead flowers by breaking the stalks a little way below them. This is called deadheading and encourages the plant to produce new flowers rather than spend its energy on producing seeds.

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8. Encourage Reseeding

Encourage reseeding for the next year. Leave some spent flowers at the end of the flowering period to form seedpods, letting the leaves die back.

Poppies in Red BasketEnlarge Photo+Shrink Photo-DK - Ready Set Grow! © 2010 Dorling Kindersley Limited
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Excerpted from Ready, Set, Grow! by DK Books

2010

Dorling Kindersley

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