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Introduced SpeciesEasy to GrowFull SunPart SunMedium SoilResists DeerCut Flowers
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Origin: Introduced US Wildflower

Other Common Names: Common poppy, Common Red poppy, Corn poppy, Flanders poppy, Shirley poppy

Duration: Annual

Bloom Time: Summer

Height: 24 in to 36 in

Spacing: 15 in to 18 in

Light: Full Sun to Part Shade

Soil Moisture: Medium

USDA Zone: 3a-9b

Germination: No pre-treatment needed. Sow seeds on soil surface at 70F and water.

Seeds Per Oz: 200000

Probably the world's most popular wildflower, the red poppy has crept it's way into Canadian Currency, largely due to it's association with Remembrance Day in commonwealth countries. The four petals are vivid red, most commonly with a black spot at their base. They are also found in a broad mixture of colors, including pink, white, orange, and bi-colored. The plant is also edible, the seeds being used for baking and as a condiment, the red petals for a special syrup, and the fresh green parts as a vegetable!

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Note: Many wildflowers can grow in areas outside of their natural range.

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