Poppy: Flanders Poppy – (Papaver Rhoeas) Red Corn Poppy Common Poppies Flower
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Corn Poppy – (Papaver rhoeas)
Height: 70 cm
Corn Poppies, also known as the 'Flanders Poppy' is a herbaceous plant with exceptionally showy flowers, and rounded seed capsules that look great when about to open and afterwards; highly decorative plant in all phases. Other common names include common poppy, corn poppy, corn rose, field poppy, Flanders poppy, and red poppy
The Flanders poppy is immortalized in the wartime poem "In Flanders Fields" and remains a prominent symbol of Remembrance Day on November 11th. Edible poppy seeds are delicious on cookies, breads, rolls, and cakes, adding texture and a mild nutty flavour.
- Full Sun
- Poppies dislike being moved; there are two schools of thought…direct sowing outdoors is recommended.
- Start perennial poppies outdoors in early spring on the soil surface when some chance of frost is still a possibility; start annual varieties outdoors at the same time in Zones 3-7. If you live in Zones 8-10, your best bet is to direct sow in the fall. Cover seed with 1⁄8” soil.
- OR sow seeds indoors: sow 4-6 weeks before the last frost in well draining soil and pots that you can easily remove the seedling without disturbing the roots. Cover seed lightly and provide darkness.
- Will self seed
- Attracts most beneficial pollinators
- Seed Count: 1 gr