Planting Turkish poppies, the right way!

Planting Turkish poppies, the right way!

Which location is possible?

Full sun locations are best suited for the Turkish poppy seeds. He likes it warm and finds a suitable home in cottage gardens and wild gardens. Remember not to plant the Turkish poppy in the foreground of flower beds. After it has blossomed, its leaves will recede and gaps would appear in the bed that cannot be covered up.

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Which soil will benefit growth?

In addition to the location of the site, the soil there is decisive for the Turkish poppy seeds. The following features benefit its growth, and therefore its flowering:

  • well permeable
  • sandy
  • neutral pH
  • moderately dry to moist environment
  • moderately nutritious
  • humus
  • profound (taproot)

How is the Turkish poppy seed propagated?

The easiest way to propagate the Turkish poppy is by means of its seeds. He is happy to take on this task by himself. Self-sowing is no stranger to him. If you want to tackle the sowing in a targeted manner, you should choose the period between April and June.

The seeds get underground easily. You need light to germinate. The substrate is moistened and kept moist for the next few weeks. The seeds can easily be grown in pots. They germinate quickly at a temperature between 18 and 20 ° C. It takes an average of 10 to 14 days for the first leaflets to appear on the surface.

Next to which plant neighbors does the Turkish poppy look good?

The Turkish poppy does not only look great on its own, but also in addition to other plants. In order not to make later care a challenge, a distance of at least 40 cm should be maintained between the individual plants. The following plant neighbors are suitable:

  • sage
  • Bearded Iris
  • delphinium
  • Daisies
  • Dahlias
  • Tagetes


In addition to the red varieties, there are also varieties with white flowers. These are wonderfully expressed when you plant them singly in a sea of ​​red varieties.