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Papaver rhoeas (Corn poppy, Field poppy, Flanders poppy)

Papaver rhoeas Photo/Illustration: Michelle Gervais


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Botanical Name: Papaver rhoeas Common Name: Corn poppy, Field poppy, Flanders poppy Genus: Papaver
In summer, beautiful brilliant red flowers top the branching stems with downy leaves of this 3-foot-tall poppy.
Noteworthy characteristics: Bright red flowers; attractive seed pods.
Care: Grow in deep, fertile, well-drained soil in full sun.
Propagation: Sow seed in situ in spring.
Problems: Powdery mildew, leaf smut, gray mold, root rot, damping off.
Height 1 ft. to 3 ft.
Spread 6 in. to 12 in.
Growth Pace Moderate Grower
Light Full Sun Only
Moisture Medium Moisture
Maintenance Moderate
Characteristics Showy Flowers; Showy Seed Heads
Bloom Time Summer
Flower Color Red Flower
Uses Beds and Borders, Cut Flower
Style Cottage Garden
Seasonal Interest Summer Interest
Type Annuals

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