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Botanical name: Papaver rhoeas
Other names: Common poppy, Shirley poppy, Thunder flower, Wind rose, Red cornflower, Red poppy, Redweed, Headache plant, Corn rose, Field poppy, Flanders poppy, Copper rose, Cornflower, Corn poppy, Cheese cowl, Cock rose, Canker rose, Cheese couls, African rose, Blue-eyes
Species: P. rhoeas - P. rhoeas is an herbaceous perennial with finely-divided foliage and papery, orange-red flowers with black centres in spring and summer.
Papaver rhoeas is: Deciduous
Flower: Red in Summer
Foliage: Grey-green in Summer
Specific pests: Aphids
Specific diseases: Downy mildew
Propagation methods: Seed. REGISTER to read more...
Papaver rhoeas (Common poppy) will reach a height of 1m and a spread of 0.5m after 1-2 years.
Suggested uses: Cottage/Informal, Flower Arranging, Beds and borders, Low Maintenance, Wildflower, Wildlife
Cultivation: Plant in well-drained fertile soil in full sun.
Soil type: Chalky, Loamy, Sandy
Soil drainage: Well-drained
Soil pH: Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Light: Full Sun
Aspect: South, West
Exposure: Sheltered, Exposed
Hardiness: Hardy (H4)
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