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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
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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. 


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