Papaver rhoeas

The classic wild or Flanders Poppy with brilliant scarlet tissue paper flowers. It is the traditional emblem of remembrance. More
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The classic wild or Flanders Poppy with brilliant scarlet tissue paper flowers. It is the traditional emblem of remembrance.

It looks delicate and ethereal, but with stem ends seared briefly, makes a beautiful cut flower and excellent self-seeding garden plant.

Genus Papaver
Group/Species rhoeas
Type Hardy Annual
Common Name Wildflower Poppy, Common Poppy
Border Position Cutting Garden
Soil Type Broad Tolerance
Scent Unscented
Site Full Sun
Moisture Well-drained
Height 60cm (24in)
Spacing 15cm (6in)
Sowing, Seeds, Planting Sow direct in mid spring and/or late summer, a fine tilth is ideal. Self sows in following years.
Care Tips They do not like transplanting so sow in situ.
Flowering May - July, 10-12 weeks from spring sowing.
Vase Life Sear stem ends in boiling water for 10-15 seconds. This enables the petals to hold for atleast 2-3 days.
Harvesting Flower production: 3 months
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  • Sow Under Cover/Plant Indoors
  • Direct Sow/Plant Outdoors
  • Flowers/Harvest
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Papaver rhoeas reviews

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Reviewed 8th August 2019 by Barry

Excellent delivery excellent after care excellent customer service

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Reviewed 1st August 2019 by Rona

Excellent germination rate, hoping will soon self seed like mad. P.S. Look wonderful in a huge container with Salvia nemorosa 'Caradonna'. Also lovely in border in front of Centaurea cyanus (native and 'Blue Boy')

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Geraldine

Was most surprised how long they lasted .I have tried to harvest some seeds for a project that I am involved with .