Adding New Colors to Your Garden

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Sometimes your garden may need to be injected with new life and brilliant colors. The Iceland poppy plant is an excellent option because you can enjoy the blossoms in the late spring or early summer time.
These flowers last long, have delicate foliage, and they are very easy to grow in the spring flower bed. Plus, when you plant them correctly, you’ll be able to see these blooms from May to July, which is absolutely gorgeous and helps bring beautiful colors and brand-new life to your already attractive flowerbeds.
The other great thing about the Iceland poppy flower is its attraction factor. It brings bees, butterflies, and birds to your garden, which is a great way to enhance your beautiful natural environment.
Iceland poppy flowers come in multiple colors. Typically, there are 80 varieties, but the main colors are red, yellow, and white. And to prevent potential confusion, the Iceland poppy isn’t the same thing as the opium poppy, so you aren’t going to do anything illegal by planting it. The opium poppy is the only forbidden option in many countries.
Tips for Growing Icelandic Poppies
When you first set out to grow Iceland poppies, it may seem difficult and confusing at first if you’ve never attempted to grow this plant before. But don’t worry, because you can make this beautiful flower bloom if you are willing to follow some simple instructions.
For starters, for the best results you should actually plant your Iceland poppy seeds in the fall. Some people like to grow them in pots and then transplant them into the soil. We prefer you plant your seeds directly into the flowerbeds, because it’s common knowledge that these plants aren’t really capable of transplanting well.
On the other hand, if you do prefer to attempt growing them indoors, you can put them into biodegradable cups. From there, when it’s time to move them outside, you can plant the entire cup right into the flower bed. This is the best way to approach it instead of using more traditional transplant methods.
Instead of burying the seeds into the soil and covering them up, we actually recommend laying the seeds right on top without any coverage whatsoever. The Icelandic poppy will germinate in the spring as long as it has plenty of light. So keep the seeds uncovered and mark off the area. They may look like weeds at first, so try not to mistake this foliage as a weed.
Finally, these plants thrive when they are in an area filled with lots of sun. And the soil used should be well drained and light to the touch.
How to Care for Icelandic Poppy Plant
Caring for Iceland poppy plants isn’t that difficult at all. So don’t feel like it’s going to be a huge chore and a massive burden to take care of them, because nothing could be further from the truth.
In fact, during the spring, these plants only require a one-time feeding. So you aren’t expected to regularly continue fertilizing the soil. The same thing holds true for watering these plants as well. You should only water them infrequently and let Mother Nature take care of the rest with rainfall.
When you do water these plants, make sure the flowers do not get wet. The water pressure can damage the stems and petals, which you obviously would rather avoid if possible. So keep that in mind as well for the infrequent times you’ll water these plants.
Final Thoughts
Growing and caring for Iceland poppies is a lot easier than you may have originally believed. So use the suggestions we’ve shared today and you’ll have beautiful colorful flowers growing in your flower beds in no time at all.

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