Poppy - Key Growing Information

A single bloom of the common, lipstick-red  poppy, atop its three-foot-high branching stems and downy leaves.
DAYS TO GERMINATION: 14-21 days at 60-75°F (16-24°C).

SOWING: Direct seed (recommended): As soon as soil can be worked. Plant seeds 1/4" deep, as they require darkness to germinate. Thin when first true leaves appear.

LIGHT PREFERENCE: Sun.

SOIL REQUIREMENTS:
Any moist, well-drained soil.

PLANT HEIGHT: 12-24".

PLANT SPACING: 6-8".

HARDINESS ZONES: Annual.

HARVEST: Fresh: When buds are swollen and showing color. Sear stem ends. Cut flowers last 2-4 days.

USES: Naturalizing. Mass plantings, beds, and borders. Short-lived cut flower.

SCIENTIFIC NAME: Papaver rhoeas