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Papaver rhoeas

Common red poppy

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Features

  • BloomsMay to August
  • Height0.2m to 0.8m
  • Spread0.15m to 0.35m
  • Growth HabitBranched clump
  • Flower ColourRed, black at base, white, pink
  • Leaf ColourLight green

Description

Papaver rhoeas (Common red poppy). The most common Poppy. These fast-growing annuals have cup-shaped flowers, most usually red, but also white and pink. Leaves are light green and lobed. The plants need full sun and will self-sow, particularly if the surrounding soil is disturbed. This plant is often found in the wild in Northern Europe.

Characteristics

Annual, Herbaceous

Origin

Europe and Asia

Interest and use

Wildflower/meadow, border

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilHeavy, Well drained, Light, Medium, Sandy, Chalky
  • Soil pH5.0 to 7.0
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

They are fully to frost hardy and will prefer little or no shade with deep, moist, well-drained soil. You should sow the seed in spring or autumn.

Propagation

Sow annually and self seeding

Pests, diseases or disorders

Prone to aphids, and fungal wilts.

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