Oriental Poppies question
My oriental poppes that I have had for about 8-9 years and have always produced loads of HUGE red flowers are looking a bit haggard this year.
I have two. One has no buds as yet, one has only four and they are smaller than normal.
I would assume the cold spring we have had plays a part, but I also am noticing that they seem to be in need of division. Kind of like Siberian Iris do when the center seems to die out and there is a "ring" of healthy plant.
So here's my question....do Oriental Poppies need to be divided, and if so, how often and in the same manner as other perennials.....dig, cut, replant?