5000 Red Corn Poppy Flower Seeds Papaver rhoeas

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Red Corn Poppy is a slender annual that is native to Europe where it can be found in cultivated fields, meadows and roadsides. The flowers have crepe paper-like petals and are bright red. Corn Poppies are a popular component of flower mixes. Breathtaking planted in masses – sow seed directly in the garden as plants resent being transplanted. Useful for wildflower and pollinator seed mixtures as well as the cottage garden.


Name: Red Corn Poppy
Scientific Name: Papaver rhoeas
Color: Red
Hardiness Zones: N/A (but reseeds itself easily, so it acts like a perennial in all zones)
Plant Seeds: Outdoors After Frost or Indoors Weeks Before Last Frost
Plant Height: 12"-30"
Plant Spacing: 12"-15"
Cycle: Annual/Tender Perennial (Will reseed itself)
Bloom Season - Summer
Light Requirements: Full Sun, Partial Shade
Soil & Water Preferences: Average
Other: Attracts bees, birds, & butterflies,
Reseeds itself easily, so it acts like a perennial in all zones)

Sowing: Sow seeds in late fall or as soon as the soil can be worked in the spring. Plant just below the surface, lightly compacting the soil. Keep the soil consistently moist until germination, which usually occurs within 10-20 days. Do not attempt to move seedlings, since they resent having their roots disturbed.

Growing: Water seedlings occasionally until they become established. Mature plants tolerate drought fairly well, though they appreciate watering in dry weather. Do not move or divide the plants, since they do not transplant well. Deadhead faded blossoms for additional blooming. If seeds are not required, cut the plant back after blooming has finished. This plant often self-sows, and is highly attractive to bees, butterflies, and birds.

All multiple orders of the same seed are put in the same bag. For example if you order 500 beefsteak tomato seeds x 3 then 1500 seeds will be put in the same bag. We do not send out 3 individual bags with 500 in each. This goes for all seeds unless they are listings of different seeds.


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