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Are poppies a no no to grow in suburban backyards?

Is there a taboo given the drug connection?
Are there any safe varieties that can be grown?
They are such beautiful flowers! Ey would be a lovely addition to our flower garden.

We have nosey neighbors and don't want to give them the wrong impression.

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Location: Zone 6, NJ (3/M)4/E ~ 10/M(11/B)

I grow oriental poppies and bread seed poppies. I want to grow the Himalayan blue poppy if they are really that clear summer sky blue.

If you are concerned, you could deadhead the flowers as soon as the petals shrivel, before a recognizable poppy seedhead forms.

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