PAPAVER rhoeas (Corn Poppy, Single Mixed) is an annual flowering plant that is native to Europe. The "Single Mixed" variety refers to a specific mix of colors within the Corn Poppy species. Corn Poppy is an annual flowering plant, completing 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 "Single Mixed" variety showcases a range of colors, including shades of red, pink, white, and sometimes even purple. Each flower has a distinctive center, usually black or dark purple.
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, particularly the "Single Mixed" variety, is highly valued for its colorful display. It is often used in wildflower meadows, cottage gardens, or naturalized areas to create vibrant and diverse flower beds. The flowers can also be cut and used in fresh or dried flower arrangements.
The "Single Mixed" variety of Corn Poppy, with its varied colors and delicate petals, adds a charming and whimsical touch 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 lively and dynamic garden display.
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Scientific Name: Papaver Rhoeas
Common Name: Corn Poppy, Single Mixed
Plant Type: Annual
Native Range: Europe and Asia
Height: 12 to 30 "
Spread: 6 to 8 "
Habitat: Roadsides, Meadows, Gardens
Zone: 3 to 9
Exposure: Full Sun
Blooming Season: Late Spring, Early Fall
Attracts: Butterflies, Bees
Resistant: Drought, Deer
Characteristics: Cut flowers, Showy, Fragrant
Flower Color: Mixed colors, White, Red, Pink
Water Requirement: Needs water daily
Soil Type: Light (sandy), Medium (loamy), Heavy (clay)
Soil pH: Acid, Neutral and Basic (Alkaline)
Advantage: Easy to grow
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