Red Corn Poppy/Flanders Poppy
(Papaver rhoeas)

Red Corn Poppy
The Red Corn Poppy has escaped cultivation in Texas (as it has in Europe) and has spread throughout the United States. When densely planted along roadsides and highways as well as in fields, it displays a profusion of brilliant red.

The Facts..

  • The cup-shaped intense red flower, up to 2" across, has 6 petals - 3 inner and 3 outer - which are crinkled on the outer edges with purplish-black centers. It is a branching plant with leaves deeply cut and the edges usually toothed.
  • 2 - 2-1/2 feet high
  • Blooms MARCH - JULY
  • Plant in well-drained soils in FULL SUN to PARTIAL SHADE.
  • Surface sow - Seeds can be surface sown, but gently raking them in will provide even better results. If possible, gently water them in after sowing and continue to keep them damp until they are established.
  • At 68-70 degrees F, seeds should sprout in 10-30 days.
  • 2 pounds per acre
  • 1 packet (l ounce) covers 1,361 square feet
Grows well with other wildflowers. Can be used in pastures, roadsides, hillsides, meadows, and wildflower and floral gardens.

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