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Red Poppy (all red single)
Papaver rhoeas (red)

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About Red Poppy (all red single) (Papaver rhoeas (red))
Height: Under 2 ft.
Flower Color: Pure red
Plant Type: Annual. Lives just one year. Grows quickly, blooms heavily, dies with first frost. Can regrow following spring if seed falls on bare ground.
Flower Type: Poppy
Bloom Time: Early and mid-season
Is this wildflower invasive? No
Is this wildflower endangered? No
Is this wildflower edible? No
Is this wildflower medicinal? No
More about Red Poppy (all red single) (Papaver rhoeas (red)): This is the well-loved poppy of Flanders Fields. Also known as Corn Poppy and Flanders Poppy, this species is the symbol of the American Legion. It creates an absolute vision of beauty in full bloom when the lipstick red poppies carpet a whole field, nodding in the breeze. The most famous poem of World War I begins, “In Flanders Fields, the poppies blow, among the crosses row on row.” A great growth of this species after WWI finally ended, attached the lovely red flower to that war and its veterans forever. Today, red poppy is probably the world’s most popular wildflower, and is available in the pure red strain as described here or in the more popular mixed color form. See P. rhoeas, Red Poppy (red, pinks, doubles).
What is Red Poppy (all red single)'s native range?
  Indigenous To: Europe from England to Greece and beyond.
Where Red Poppy (all red single) is naturalized or can be grown
  Regions: All regions of North America.
  Zones: 3-9
How to grow Red Poppy (all red single) (Papaver rhoeas (red))
  Soil preference: Prefers neutral to acid soil, but is adaptable. Difficult in clay.
  Sun/Shade: Full sun to partial shade
  Moisture Requirements: Adaptable to even arid conditions.

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Red poppy demands loose soil, not heavy clay. It prefers neutral to alkaline ph, but is adaptable. Seed is tiny, so handle carefully, and do not cover! Sow in spring, or in fall after frosts. Fall seeding produces very early spring bloom. To extend blooming period, deadheading and successive seedings will help.

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