Corn Poppy (Papaver rhoeas) - Key Growing Information

A single bloom of the common, lipstick-red Flanders (corn) poppy, atop its 3-foot-high, branching stems with 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