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Corn Poppy

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. 


Contents: Approximately 1,400 seeds

Average height: 50 to 80cm
Aspect: Full sun or partial shade
Soil type: Most soil conditions, chalk, clay, loam or sandy
Sowing period: March to May or Sept/Oct
First signs of blossom: 6 to 8 weeks
Average flowering period: 2 - 3 months

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,

Our packaging is made from FSC recycled cardboard and environmentally friendly inks. The seed bags are waxed paper or compostable starch to keep seeds in the best condition during storage.

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