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botanical name:
Papaver rhoeas
Papaver rhoeas © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Common Poppy, Field Poppy
family:  Papaveraceae
characteristics: annual/biennial
height: 0.90m
width: 0.30m
growth rate: fast
growth habit:
leaf colour: green
flower colour: red
main season: Summer
aspect: full sun
conditions: dry soil, moist soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -35°C
USDA zone: 4 to 10
description:
Native European poppy which is often seen flowering in large numbers where the soil has recently been disturbed. Bright red, short-lived flowers with black central stamens, held on thin stems above the sparse foliage.

cultivation:
Prefers rich but well drained soil and full sun. Seeds may remain dormant in the soil until suitable conditions encourage them to germinate.

propagation:
From seed.

usage:
Best in mass plantings as part of a the local landscape.

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