Trouble with matilija poppy/ Romneya

missmeg1234(9)July 6, 2013

I planted a 1 gallon matilija poppy (Romneya) almost 3 weeks ago. The sea-green leaves have turned yellow from the bottom up. The stems remain green, so I am wondering what I can do to save it. I may have overwatered it because of high temps last week. What do you think?

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calistoga_al ca 15 usda 9

That depends on your soil. Romneya does best on a really fast draining soil, like sand. If the roots stay wet for any length of time it won't make it. Al

    Bookmark   July 7, 2013 at 12:17AM
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missmeg1234(9)

I think that's it! The soil drains very, very slowly. I will move it tomorrow if I can find a better/sandier spot. Thank you!

    Bookmark   July 7, 2013 at 2:23AM
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