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Papaver rhoeas

Also called Veteran Poppy


Papaver rhoeas - Flanders Field Poppy

More About Papaver rhoeas

  • Large, bowl-shaped, paper-like, petaled flowers
  • Brilliant, crimson-red flowers with near-black, central markings and stamens
  • Thistle-like, hairy, mid-green foliage
  • Freely self-seeds from decorative, acorn-like, seed pods
  • Dried, seed pods are often used in floral arrangements
  • Bloom Time: June to July
  • Flower Height: 80 cm
  • Foliage Height: 50 cm
  • Flower Size: 20 cm

Zone:

3

Height:

45-50 cm

Spread:

50-60 cm

Colour:

Red,Crimson

Flanders Field Poppy Growing and Maintenance Tips

Plants will go dormant in the summer, completely disappearing, so plant amongst later blooming perennials to fill the void. A wet or poorly drained soil will cause root rot, particularly in the winter. They are heat and drought tolerant. 

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Papaver rhoeas Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Attracts Butterflies
Attracts Butterflies
Fast
Fast
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Cut Flower/Foliage
Cut Flower/Foliage

Soil Moisture

Well-drained
Average to Dry Soils

Attributes

Seed

Flowering Time

Lt. Spr-Sum

Habit

Clumping

Foliage Color

Green

Landscape uses

Specimen
Naturalizing

 Suitable Substitutions for Papaver rhoeas