PAPAVER rhoeas (Corn Poppy, Red) is an annual flowering plant that is native to Europe, but it is widely naturalized and cultivated in many regions. Corn Poppy is an annual flowering plant, which means it completes its lifecycle within a year. It belongs to the Papaveraceae family.
Corn Poppy plants typically grow to a height of 1 to 3 feet (30 to 90 cm). The leaves are slender, gray-green in color, and deeply lobed. The flowers are the main attraction, featuring large, cup-shaped blooms with four to six petals. The petals are usually vivid red, though they can also be pink, white, or mixed colors. The flowers have a black or dark purple center, formed by the stigma and stamens.
Corn Poppy typically blooms in late spring to early summer, generally from May to July. The blooming period may vary depending on the local climate and growing conditions.
Corn Poppy thrives in full sun. It prefers well-draining soil and can tolerate various soil types, including sandy or clayey soils. It is relatively adaptable and can grow in both cool and warm regions. Corn Poppy is known for its ability to tolerate drought conditions.
Corn Poppy is highly valued for its vibrant red flowers and its association with fields of wildflowers. It is often used in wildflower meadows, cottage gardens, or naturalized areas. The flowers are also suitable for cut flower arrangements. With its iconic red blooms and delicate appearance, adds a touch of beauty and nostalgia to garden landscapes. Its adaptability to various growing conditions, low-maintenance nature, and ability to attract pollinators make it a popular choice for gardeners looking to create a natural and vibrant garden display.
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Scientific Name: Papaver Rhoeas
Common Name: Corn Poppy, Red
Plant Type: Annual
Native Range: Southern and Northern regions of United States
Height: Up to 28 "
Spread: 6 to 12 "
Habitat: Fields, Besides roads, Grassland
Zone: 3 to 9
Blooming Season: Spring, Summer
Characteristics: Showy, Cut flowers
Flower Color: Red
Water Requirement: Average
Soil Type: Well Drained
Soil pH: 6.5 to 7.5
Advantage: Easy to grow and maintain
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