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Papaver rhoeas

The classic wild or Flanders Poppy with brilliant scarlet tissue paper flowers. It is the traditional emblem of remembrance.
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2000 seeds

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Details:

Type
Hardy Annual
Position
Cutting Garden
Soil
Broad Tolerance
Flowers
May - July, 10-12 weeks from spring sowing.
Height
60cm (24in)
Group/Species
rhoeas
Common name
Corn Poppy
Moisture
Well-drained
Size
2000 seeds
Aspect
Full Sun
Spread
15cm (6in)
Cultivation
Sow direct in mid spring and/or late summer, a fine tilth is ideal. Self sows in following years.

Description

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.

Care Tips

They do not like transplanting so sow in situ.