Also known as
Field Poppy, African Rose, Blind-Eyes, Blue-Eyes, Canker, Canker Rose, Cheese Couls, Cheese Cowl, Cock Rose, Cop Rose, Copper Rose, Cornflower, Corn Poppy, Corn Rose, Flanders Poppy, Headache Plant, Headaches, Prophetic Leaf, Red Poppy, Redweed, Shirley Poppy, Thunder Flower, Wind Rose, Common red poppy, Poppy
Papaver May 2009-1 by Alvesgaspar (CC BY-SA 3.0)
2 years to reach maturity
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Common Poppy Overview
Papaver rhoeas is an upright annual species from the Papaveraceae family. Well known by the names Field Poppy or Common Poppy. This annual plant has a wide distribution across most of Europe. This species is part of the Royal Horticultural Society “Plants for Pollinators” initiative to showcase plants which support pollinator populations by providing ample amounts of nectar and/ or pollen. A great choice for encouraging pollinating insect wildlife into your garden!
Common problems with Common Poppy
How to propagate Common Poppy
Sow annually and self seeding.
Special features of Common Poppy
Attracts useful insects
Other uses of Common Poppy
Flowers - Annuals to direct sow in September
There is still time to direct sow these hardy annuals where you want them to flower next spring.
Annuals are mostly, self seeders and flower every year giving you lots of bang for your buck.