Origin: Introduced US Wildflower
Other Common Names: Common poppy, Common Red poppy, Corn poppy, Flanders poppy, Shirley poppy
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!