Botanical Name: Papaver rhoeas
Native: Europe, Asia, and Africa
Plant Dimensions: 12"–14" tall and wide
Variety Information: 2"–3" vibrant red blooms sometimes with black markings in the center.
Exposure: Full sun
Bloom Period: Spring and summer
Attributes: Attracts Pollinators, Cut Flower, Deer Resistant, Drought Tolerant
When to Sow Outside: RECOMMENDED. 4 to 6 weeks before your average last frost date, or as soon as soil can be worked; or fall for bloom the following spring. Mild Climates: Fall sowing recommended.
When to Start Inside: Not recommended; does not transplant well.
Days to Emerge: 10–15 days
Seed Depth: Scatter and rake in lightly
Thinning: When 1"–2" tall, thin to 1 every 9"