Field Poppy (Papaver rhoeas) in the Poppies Database

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Annual
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Partial or Dappled Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Plant Height: 12-24 inch
Plant Spread: 10-14 inch
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Red
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Summer
Late summer or early fall
Fall
Uses: Culinary Herb
Medicinal Herb
Will Naturalize
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Hummingbirds
Propagation: Seeds: Provide light
Self fertile
Suitable for wintersowing
Sow in situ
Pollinators: Self
Beetles
Flies
Bees
Awards and Recognitions: Other: National Flower of Poland

A common sight in farmer's fields in early summer

Field Poppies, the Memorial FlowerField Poppies, the Memorial Flower
May 27, 2013

Sometimes when we are going full blast ahead and not paying a bit of attention to anything around us, something stunning catches our eyes and an old truth simply slaps us right in the face. It happened to me when I saw the poppies.

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Posted by LarryR (South Amana, IA - Zone 5a) on Jun 10, 2013 11:57 AM

This poppy pairs nicely with Orlaya grandiflora.

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Posted by bennysplace (Castle Rock, CO - Zone 5a) on May 23, 2013 11:02 AM

From childhood to today, I always wear my little plastic poppy on Memorial Day. Since becoming a gardener, I make it a point to always grow this poppy. They are magical and a sheer delight as they sway in the breeze. As many have already said, this is a must have in every garden.

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Posted by threegardeners (Brockville, Ontario, Canada - Zone 5a) on Sep 29, 2011 5:01 PM

One of my favourite poppies.
Self-seeds faithfully every year.
Blooms all Summer.
Huge variety of different colours.
Full sun or part shade.

A must have for any garden.

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Posted by SongofJoy (Clarksville, TN - Zone 6b) on Dec 7, 2011 2:29 PM

Fall is the best time to sow poppy seeds in the southern half of the US. Broadcast them and let nature do the rest of the work.

Properly cleaned, seeds of this plant can be successfully stored for some time.

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Posted by robertduval14 (Mason, New Hampshire - Zone 5b) on Sep 19, 2016 10:37 PM

National flower of Poland.

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Plant Events from our members
Catmint20906 On June 18, 2015 Bloomed
chelle On March 20, 2015 Seeds sown
'Florist'

Direct sown - Ash tree bed
chelle On March 20, 2015 Seeds sown
'Diane's Mix'

Direct sown - Ash tree bed
chelle On March 19, 2015 Seeds sown
South and East side of Ash tree bed
Next to chicory
SE raised bed
piksihk On February 18, 2019 Bloomed
piksihk On March 11, 2018 Bloomed
these self-sowed; HW
piksihk On April 1, 2014 Bloomed
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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Stunning photo! by plantladylin May 23, 2013 11:35 AM 1
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