Corn Poppy

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Corn Poppy Seeds

Papaver rhoeas
Common Poppy, Corn Rose, Field Poppy, Flanders Poppy, Red Poppy

With their big, saucer-shaped, scarlet blooms, Common poppies (also known as corn poppies) are one of the most familiar of all our wild flowers. 

Once considered a weed of arable fields, the development of intensive agricultural practices has resulted in the decline of the Common poppy in the wild. This familiar, showy flower is now most likely to occur as part of intentional wildflower seeding, or as the result of the disturbance of soil containing old seed banks. Its strongholds remain roadside verges, scrub, waste ground and farmland. It flowers from June to August,


Average height: 50 to 80cm
Aspect: Full sun or opartial shade
Soil type: Most soil conditions, chalk, clay, loam or sandy
Sowing period: Outdoors March to April or Sept - Oct
First signs of blossom: 6 to 8 weeks
Average flowering period: 2 - 3 months
Contents: Approximately 200 seeds