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Do you cut back California poppies?

When cut back or deadheaded after blooming, California Poppy can bloom almost year-round in mild-winter, mild-summer areas. Plants may go dormant in response to summer heat. In areas where plants might survive, they are often cut back severely, to stubs of about 1 inch, after going dormant.

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Simply so, do you cut back poppies after they bloom?

Cutting back clumps of spring-flowering perennials can encourage a fresh flush of foliage. Cut back and deadhead Oriental poppies after flowering. Cutting them right back to ground level will stimulate growth of fresh new foliage, and perhaps even some new blooms.

should I deadhead my poppies? Some poppies are annuals and other are perennials. If you're happy with the numbers of flowers your poppies produce, it's not necessary to deadhead them unless you want to keep them from spreading. If not deadheaded, California poppies spread widely and can reduce erosion.

Besides, how do you take care of California poppies?

Choose a site with well-draining soil that receives full sun. Water the seeds lightly until they become established. California poppies tolerate poor soils but do not like moisture once they become established. Seeds usually germinate in two to three weeks after the first rains in fall or when the soil warms in spring.

What to do when poppies have finished flowering?

After flowering, cut down the flowering stems and remove any old or damaged foliage to keep the plants looking good and tidy.

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