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Papaver rhoeas (Common poppy)

Skill rating
Skill rating
Beginner
skill rating
Maintenance level
Maintenance level
1 hour care
per year
Ultimate height
Ultimate height
1m
Max height
Ultimate spread
Ultimate spread
0.5m
Max spread
Time to maturity
Time to maturity
1-2 years
To maturity

Plant details

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

Genus: Papaver Papaver

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

Habit: Clump-forming

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests: Aphids Aphids

Specific diseases: Downy mildew Downy mildew

General care

Propagation methods: Seed. REGISTER to read more...


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Where to grow

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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Lychnis 'Vesuvius' (3 Plants)
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Verbena Bonariensis (6 Plants)
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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

Genus: Papaver Papaver

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

Habit: Clump-forming

Watch out for

Specific pests: Aphids

Specific diseases: Downy mildew

General care

Propagation methods: Seed. REGISTER to read more...


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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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