This flowering species is a hardy annual native to Europe, which has naturalized throughout the United States. Performs best if sown in the late fall in the southern regions of the U.S or in early spring in the northern regions of the U.S. An outstanding spring favorite used in flower gardens, roadsides, meadows, mixtures, cut flowers. People use the dried flower to make medicine. Corn poppy is also used for breathing problems, cough, disturbed sleep and pain. In foods, corn poppy is an ingredient in some ‘metabolic’ teas.
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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
Uses: Medicine for cough, disturbed sleep and pain