Position the The Himalayan poppy in a place where it can enjoy a few hours of exposure to direct sunlight, but only during the coolest periods of the day. These plants lose the aerial part during the coldest months of the year. As spring begins, stems and leaves quickly start to reproduce.The Himalayan poppy should be grown outdoors; it can bear very harsh temperatures without any problems, even many degrees below zero.
Generalities Himalayan poppy
These plants give origin to a brush with a rounded form. The Himalayan poppy is small in size and 60 cm in height; in the summer it assumes a yellow colouring. These plants aren't evergreens, which means they lose their leaves some months during the year. The Himalayan poppy is a perennial herb plant.
Fertilization Himalayan poppy
We suggest adding to the irrigation water, in the spring, every 20-25 days, a specific fertilizer for flowering plants. We can also mix to the soil near the plants a granular slow release fertilizer, which has a 3-4 month action.
Watering Himalayan poppy
During this period of the year the The Himalayan poppy needs regular watering, which should be done letting the soil dry between one watering and the other; let’s irrigate every 1-2 weeks with about 2-3 glasses of water . Perennial plants are subject to some months of vegetational rest. During these months it isn't necessary to water them.
Treatments Himalayan poppy
Generally during this time of year we suggest a pre-emptive treatment with wide range insecticide and with a systemic fungicide, to prevent the attack from part of the aphids and the development of fungus diseases, often favoured by a mild and damp climate.
Soil Himalayan poppy
The Himalayan poppy needs to be located in a soil with a low PH factor, which withholds humidity a bit.
Notes Himalayan poppy
These plants need to be grown in a specific soil for acidophilic plants. The indications given in this article are related to a medium size plant.