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Can I seed oriental poppy etc on top of mulch

3 months ago
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I bought a pack of Oriental Poppy Princess Victoria Louise seeds for next year. It says to be a perennial type. From what I read, poppy plants do not want to be moved due to its long tap root. I am considering direct sow to the ground.

1. Is it too late now (nov 13th) for fall sow? Shall I wait till early spring? Or do a winter sow?

2. Can I sow the seeds on the mulch, will they germinate? I want to have them grow in a mixed bed with some roses. The mulch is the ordinary fine wood chips from our county. I need to put out the mulch in all my beds for winter.

thanks very much

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