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Common Name: Flanders Poppy

Scientific Name: Papaver rhoeas

Native / Introduced: Introduced

Main Uses:



~As a pollinator

Height: 1-2 feet

Colors:  Scarlet flowers

Flowering Season: Spring/Summer

Soil Types: Medium to coarse textured soils   

Sun or Shade: Full sun to partial shade

Lifecycle: Annual

Planting Seed Rate: 2 lbs/acre

Estimated Seeds Per Pound: 3,000,000

Optimal Planting Season: Anytime

Planting Depth: 1/8 inches

Stratification Rquirements: None



Flanders Poppy stands out as a favored ornamental wildflower, celebrated for its captivating presence. In late spring and summer, it unveils a display of stunning scarlet-red flowers adorned with striking black centers. These vibrant blooms serve as a magnet for essential pollinators such as bees and butterflies, contributing significantly to the biodiversity of any garden.


Poppies are renowned for their ability to abundantly reseed themselves, adding to their allure. The term "poppy" finds its roots in the Latin word "papaver," translating to "milk." This nomenclature reflects the milky sap produced by certain poppy species.


Beyond their aesthetic appeal, poppies hold deep symbolic significance, particularly in countries like the United Kingdom and Canada. This connection to remembrance traces back to the iconic World War I poem, "In Flanders Fields," where poppies flourished amid the resting places of fallen soldiers.



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Photo Credit: Onnola and Rudiger Stehn

Flanders Poppy / Corn Poppy / Common Poppy Seeds


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