The Himalayan poppy plant can be grown in the garden throughout the whole year. It doesn't fear cold weather and it bears very harsh minimum temperatures. Usually during the coldest periods of the year the aerial part of these plants dries; it will begin to develop again the spring after.These plants don't like direct solar rays which could ruin their foliage; we therefore suggest to locate them in shady places.
Generalities Himalayan poppy
The Himalayan poppy develops like a perennial herb. Himalayan poppy isn't an evergreen; during the summer it assumes a blue colouring; the adult species are medium in size and reach 1,2 m in height. Growing they develop a round-shape shrub.
Fertilization Himalayan poppy
In the spring let’s remember to fertilize our perennial plants, using a slow release granular fertilizer, to add in one solution every 3-4 months. If desired we can also use a liquid fertilizer for flowering plants, to mix with the irrigation water every 20-25 days.
Watering Himalayan poppy
We suggest watering pretty often and regularly, with 2-3 glasses of water ; we should always wait for the soil to be clearly dry between one watering and the other. During this time of year usually it is necessary to irrigate every 1-2 weeks . Generally during the period of vegetatational rest it isn't necessary to water our perennial plants, which in many cases lose their aerial part.
Treatments Himalayan poppy
The spring weather, with a high temperature swing between the day and night hours, and pretty frequent rains, can favour the development of fungus diseases, which should be treated pre-emptively with a systemic fungicide, to use before the gems grow excessively; at the end of the winter we also suggest a wide range insecticide to prevent the attack of aphids and cochineals. We should always remember to do these treatments when there aren't flowerings in the garden.
Soil Himalayan poppy
These perennial plants favour soils with a low PH, which slightly withhold dampness.
Notes - Himalayan poppy
The Himalayan poppy needs to be cultivated in an acid substratum, with a PH level lower than 5. The indications given in this article are related to a medium size plant.