Corn Poppy - Papaver rhoeas
Annual Open Pollinated. Also called American Legion Poppy. Deep red 3-4" flowers with black centers are a trademark for Veteran's Day. Plant this in mass for a stunning display in summer. 1/4 lb covers approximately 1000 sq ft if broadcast. Thin to 8" apart when plants reach 2" tall.
Flowers: Seed pods good in arrangements. Blooms in early spring to summer
Attracts: Attracts bees and beneficial insects
Soil: Needs well drained, loose soil
USDA Zone: 3-10
Plant In: Fall or Spring
Planting Depth: Surface
Days to Germinate: 10-30 Days
Height At Maturity: 2'-3'
Sun/Shade Requirements: Full Sun
Water Needs: Moderate Water
Annual for Garden and Naturalizing Papaver rhoeas 'American Legion' Height: 24-36 Bloom Season: Spring/Summer Seeding Rate: Use 1/4 Lb/1000 sq ft Facts of Note: Prefers well-drained soil, sun or part shade, 3-4 red blossoms, self-sows, blooms longer in cool summer areas and if pods are removed, pods great for dry arrangements.