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Corn poppy

Papaver rhoeas

In summer, beautiful brilliant red flowers top the branching stems with downy leaves of this 3-foot-tall poppy.

Noteworthy CharacteristicsBright red flowers; attractive seed pods.

CareGrow in deep, fertile, well-drained soil in full sun.

PropagationSow seed in situ in spring.

ProblemsPowdery mildew, leaf smut, gray mold, root rot, damping off.

  • Genus : Papaver
  • Plant Height : 1 to 3 feet
  • Plant Width : 6 to 12 inches
  • Plant Type : Annuals
  • Light : Full Sun
  • Moisture : Medium Moisture
  • Growth Rate : Moderate
  • Maintenance : Moderate
  • Flower Color : Red
  • Characteristics : Showy Seed Heads
  • Bloom Time : Summer
  • Plant Seasonal Interest : Summer Interest
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