PAPAVER rhoeas (Corn Poppy, Red)

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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...
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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.

Number of Seeds Max Coverage Area (Square Ft.)
1OZ 187,500 1,500
1/4LB 750,000 6,000
1/2LB 1,500,000 12,000
1LB 3,000,000 24,000
5LB 15,000,000 120,000

Scientific Name: Papaver Rhoeas  

Common Name: Corn Poppy, Red

Plant Type: Annual 

Family: Papaveraceae

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  

Exposure: Exposed   

Blooming Season: Spring, Summer

Attracts: Pollinators

Tolerant: Drought 

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 

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