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Papaver rhoeas

 

Flanders Poppy

This wild Poppy has 4 bright red petals and black centers, seeds can lay dormant in the soil for years, when the soil is disturbed, they reappear. Commonly seen in fields of corn, hence another name for them being Corn poppies.

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plant Features
  • Flanders Poppy likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Flanders Poppy likes very little water

    Very little water

  • Flanders Poppy is frost hardy: 23f (-5°c)

    Frost Hardy: 23F (-5°C)

  • Flanders Poppy likes free draining

    Free draining

 
Available to buy from 2 store(s) in the UK
 
plant information

Common name

Flanders Poppy

Latin name

Papaver rhoeas

type

Herbaceous Perennials

family

Papaveraceae

ph

6.6 - 8.5 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Flanders Poppy likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Frost

    Flanders Poppy is frost hardy: 23f (-5°c)

    Frost Hardy: 23F (-5°C)

  • Soil

    Flanders Poppy likes free draining

    Free draining

  • Water

    Flanders Poppy likes very little water

    Very little water

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full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Flanders Poppy is 0.60meters x 0.70meters 0.60 M 0.70 M

Papaver rhoeas

This wild Poppy has 4 bright red petals and black centers, seeds can lay dormant in the soil for years, when the soil is disturbed, they reappear. Commonly seen in fields of corn, hence another name for them being Corn poppies.


Propagation by seed in Spring

From Early Spring TO Mid Spring

Sow seed on compost and cover lightly with sifted compost. Keep moist. Be warned: the seed is like dust! For a longer flowering period, sow in succession, and you can get a display into late Summer. Alternatively, the seed can be sown direct into soil that as been dug over.

 

Propagation by seed in Autumn

From Early Autumn TO Mid Autumn

Sow seed on compost and cover lightly with sifted compost. Keep moist. Be warned: the seed is like dust! Alternatively, sow direct in soil that has been dug over

 

Planting Outdoors

From Mid Spring TO Late Spring

Where to plant poppies is critical to the success of growing them. They need to be in shade, in a sheltered site, preferably under trees or tall plants, where the soil is permanently moist. They do not usually survive in hot dry conditions.

 

Flowering

From Early Summer TO Early Autumn

Poppies flower from early Summer right through to early Autumn

 
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