Cutting back a poppy now?
Hello y'all. I posted this at the perennial forum, but nobody's responding. Now I know there are a bunch of knowledgeable gardeners here at the Rocky Mountain forum, so I thought I'd ask here, as I need to decide what to do.
So here's the question:
I have an Oriental poppy that's too big for the spot it's planted in. I am wondering what would happen if I cut it back now? (There are no buds yet.) Would it leaf out and just bloom a little later? Or would I be doing it in? I'm concerned because the leaves are so tender and succulent---not like cutting back a woody plant, but this thing blocks everything behind it. I don't want to kill it and moving it would probably do that.