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Flanders Poppy Papaver rhoeas

Other Common Name(s):

Phonetic Spelling
puh-PAY-ver ROH-ee-as
Description

Corn Poppy is an annual herbaceous species of flowering plant in the poppy family native to Europe and Asia. Red blooms last only a day but are numerous in spring and again in fall. Cultivars are available in other colors. They are best grown in fertile well-drained soils in cool summer climates.

Use in a non-native naturalized area and sow seeds successfully for a longer bloom season.

More information on Papaver.

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Cultivars / Varieties:
  • 'Shirley Double'
'Shirley Double'
Tags:
#red#showy flowers#red flowers#cut flowers#cutting garden
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
  • 'Shirley Double'
'Shirley Double'
Tags:
#red#showy flowers#red flowers#cut flowers#cutting garden
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Papaver
    Species:
    rhoeas
    Family:
    Papaveraceae
    Life Cycle:
    Annual
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Seed
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Europe, Asia
    Dimensions:
    Height: 2 ft. 0 in. - 3 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 1 ft. 0 in. - 3 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Annual
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Available Space To Plant:
    12 inches-3 feet
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    3a, 3b, 4a, 4b, 5b, 5a, 6b, 6a, 7b, 7a, 8b, 8a, 9a, 9b, 10b, 10a
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Type:
    Capsule
    Fruit Description:
    Seed pods
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Black
    Red/Burgundy
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Head
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Good Cut
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Spring
    Summer
    Flower Shape:
    Cup
    Saucer
    Flower Petals:
    4-5 petals/rays
    Flower Size:
    3-6 inches
    Flower Description:
    Single flowers that are large and showy, 2–4 in across, with four crinkly petals that are vivid red, most commonly with a black spot at their base. Bloom time is spring and fall. They work well as a cut flower if the end of the stem is burned with a match immediately after cutting.
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Margin:
    Serrate
    Hairs Present:
    Yes
    Leaf Length:
    3-6 inches
    Leaf Description:
    6 inch hairy, coarsely-toothed leaves
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
    Stem Surface:
    Hairy (pubescent)
    Stem Description:
    The flower stem is usually covered with coarse hairs that are held at right angles to the surface. Exudes white to yellowish latex when the tissues are broken
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Meadow
    Naturalized Area
    Landscape Theme:
    Cutting Garden