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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
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.

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

From seed.

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

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