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66803

POPPY - FIELD

Corn Poppy or Flanders Poppy. Bright and showy 2 1/2 inch scarlet blooms on hairy nodding buds create a lovely display in early summer. Plants are 2 to 3 feet tall with feathery foliage.

100 seeds

 

PLANTING

Papaver rhoeas

Annual

Germination: 7-14 days

Germination Temperature: Optimum soil temperatures 55-65ºF

Seed Planting Depth: Sow ⅛” deep

Starting Indoors: Difficult to transplant, not recommended. Roots and stems are fragile. Sowing into individual biodegradable peat/cow pots reduces root damage when transplanting. Sow 2-3 seeds per cell/pot. Transplant a few weeks before last frost. 

Sowing Outdoors: Early spring as soon as ground can be worked or in the fall. Sow a few seeds every 6-9" or prepare a weed free seed bed and sprinkle down seeds. Thin the seedlings 6-9" apart. Do not start poppies in hot weather. Germination and growth will be poor sow them in late fall and early spring.

Growth Habit: Upright

Height and Width: 24-30” x 18-24”  

Spacing: 6-9” apart

Light Needs: Full sun 

Soil Needs: Average, loamy, sandy, well-drained 

Approximate days to flower from seed: 60-70 days, late spring to early summer

Uses: Flower beds, cottage and wildflower gardens, cut flowers, attracts pollinators


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