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Spring Hill Nurseries Six-Piece Exotic Hybrid Poppy Mix Collection - 443-161


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443-161 - Spring Hill Nurseries Six-Piece Exotic Hybrid Poppy Mix Collection
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Spring Hill Nurseries Six-Piece Exotic Hybrid Poppy Mix Collection

A truly spectacular sight. Plant the Exotic Hybrid Poppy Mix in groups or in the perennial border and you will enjoy them for a lifetime. These beacons of spectacular beauty will grow up to 3' tall and spread 1-1/2 - 3' in full sun to light shade in any well-drained garden soil, even dry sandy locations. They will bloom the first year after planting, and are one of the easiest of all flowers to grow. The range of hues is broader than one is accustomed to thinking.

INCLUDES:
Six poppy plants

Please note: Item ships at the appropriate time for planting in your area. Please click here to view the hardiness zone map and corresponding shipment date per zone.

This item cannot ship to AK, HI, PR, VI or Guam for hardiness zone restrictions.

PLANT DETAILS:
  • Plant Type:
    Perennial for USDA Hardiness Zone 3 - 7
    Treat as "Annual" in Zones 2 & Below; Zones 8 & Above
  • Plant Form: Dormant #1 Field Grown division that may have new growth at the crown
  • Sun/Shade Requirements: Full to partial sun
  • Planting Distance: In-ground 2 - 3' apart
  • Full Maturity: 1 - 2 years
  • Height at Maturity: 3 - 4'
  • Spread at Maturity: 2 - 3'
  • Bloom Period: Late Spring/Early Summer
  • Watering Needs: Keep soil moist first year

Please see the above Planting & Care tab for further planting instructions and plant care info.

Click here to view Spring Hill's in-depth growing guide.

Grown in the USA.

SPRING HILL NURSERIES PLATINUM WORRY-FREE REPLACEMENT PROMISE:
There's no risk when you purchase a Spring Hill Nurseries product. Your complete satisfaction is our greatest desire. Spring Hill wants to spare you any worries, and offers its own replacement promise, beyond ShopHQ’s returns and adjustment policy. All of our perennial plants are guaranteed for one full year, and all of our annuals for 90 days, from the date on which you receive your order. If you have any gardening questions about Spring Hill products please contact Spring Hill directly at (812) 260-2125 or email us at Service@SpringHillNursery.com.

For all other questions or if for any reason you're not fully satisfied with your purchase when it arrives, after planting, or at any time within the replacement warranty period, just phone ShopHQ customer service at 1-800-676-5523 who will facilitate any necessary replacements or exchanges with Spring Hill. Replacements and exchanges will be made with the same item or a comparable item (if the same item is no longer available). No questions and no quibbling.

PLANTING & CARE
1) Dig a hole 6" deep and wide enough to accommodate the roots of each of your field grown divisions.

2) Carefully remove each plant from the package and hold it in the hole, gently spreading its root with your fingers. The crown (the point where the roots join together just below the leaves) should be 2" below the soil surface.

3) Carefully fill in the soil around the roots, filling the hole up to 1" above the crown. (The rest of the hole should be filled with soil after the leaves have grown a bit.)

4) Poppies require at least 1" of rain (or equivalent watering) each week until established. After they are established they will be drought tolerant. A 2 to 3" layer of mulch will help conserve moisture and keep beds free of weeds. It will also maintain an even soil temperature.

CONTINUING CARE:
Feeding:
Apply plant food at a rate of 5 lbs per 100 sq. ft. of garden. It is also for use on seeded plantings. After the seeds have emerged, broadcast general purpose over the desired area at above rate and incorporate into the soil.

Mulching:
You can even start your winter mulch upon transplanting. As a mulched bed retains moisture and also helps keep down the weeds. A 2-4" layer of shredded bark or compost is ideal for this and will also maintain soil temperature.

Weeding:
Keep the area around your plants free of weeds. Weeds compete with all plants for food, water and light. Walk around the garden periodically and pull weeds, including the roots as soon as you see them. Mulch also assists in keeping weeds down.

Pruning:
Remove spent blooms and clip off unsightly or dead growth to maintain the vine in good form and shape. Flowering starts in the summer on new growth. Prune in the spring to within 1' of the ground. This encourages more new growth for summer through fall bloom.

Re-Planting:
Add 1 tablespoon to soil in hole and mix thoroughly before planting the transplant. Scratch fertilizer at above rate into surface once they start flowering/fruiting. For existing garden, broadcast around existing plants and incorporate into soil at the above rate. Apply at the beginning of growing season and again when plants start to bear vegetables. Every four to six years you can divide your poppies and replant them to make more beds or to share with friends. The best time to do this is in the summer after they go dormant.

Winterizing:
None.

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