Mainly used for bedding. Large, double and semi-double flowers. the dried seed capsules are used for dry flower arrangements.
Grows well in heavy, rich soil and sunny positions.
Poppies flowers 5-6 weeks and are good "pollen flowers" for many insects.
Cut when buds start to open and show their color.
Grow corn poppy in full sun and fertile soil with average moisture and good drainage. This is a true wildflower, so plant it as such by sprinkling its seeds in worked up ground. There is no need to cover the small, black seeds. This poppy does not fare well in regions with hot, dry summers. In areas with mild winters, it can be sown in early fall for winter flowering.
Cut off dead heads of poppies, and the flowers will continue to give off new blooms.
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Genus - Papaver
Species - Rhoeas
Variety - mix
Common name - Corn Poppy
Pre-Treatment - Not-required
Hardiness zones - 2 - 10
Height - 0.60 m
Spread - 0.20 m
Plant type - Annual Flower
Exposure - Full Sun, Partial Sun
Growth rate - Fast
Soil PH - Neutral
Soil type - Heavy, rich, well drained
Water requirements - Drought Tolerant, Average Water
Landscape uses - Cutflower, Mixed Border, Wildflower
Bloom season - Late Spring, Early Summer, Summer
Leaf / Flower color - Light Green, Gray Green / Red, Orange Red
Plant very small red poppy seeds in the spring after danger of frost for summer blooms. Plant in the fall before the first frost hits to have early spring poppy blooms.
1. Select an area to plant the poppies that has full sun to partial shade.
2. Loosen the soil by digging the area with a garden fork. Poppies grow best in neutral soil. Heavy clay soil does not work well.
3. Sprinkle red poppy seeds over the loose soil. The seeds are small, so they will find their way down into the crevices of the soil. Do not cover the seeds.
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