Corn Poppy

Papaver rhoeas (Corn Poppy)

Papaver rhoeas(Annual)

Corn Poppy has single flowers of red, pink or white. Each petal often marked at its base with a black blotch. Corn Poppy is easy-to-grow in full sun on well-drained soil. It blooms May to June. The Shirley Poppy is derived from this species.

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Colorful annual
Easy-to-grow and readily reseeds itself
Good addition to meadow seed mixes


12-36 Inches



12-36 Inches

Growing & Maintenance Tips

Prefers cultivated, disturbed soil, such as agricultural fields.Size varies according to the soil in which plants grow: the poorer the soil, the smaller and paler the blooms. Plants self-seed readily.


Interesting Notes

Well known for its showy red flowers, this species should not be confused with the Opium Poppy (Papaver somniferum). In the Mediterranean, Corn Poppy greens are eaten as a vegetable.

Great Companions

Cornflower Cornflower (Centaurea cyanus )
Lanceleaf Coreopsis Lanceleaf Coreopsis (Coreopsis lanceolata )
Rocket Larkspur Rocket Larkspur (Delphinium ajacis )