Botanical Name: Papaver rhoeas
Native: Europe, Africa, Asia
Plant Dimensions: 24"–36" tall and wide
Variety Information: 2"–3" tissue paper-like petals in rose, white, pink, and red shades.
Exposure: Full Sun
Bloom Period: Spring to 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: Only fall sowing recommended.
When to Start Inside: Not recommended; does not transplant well.
Days to Emerge: 10–15 days
Seed Depth: Press into surface
Seed Spacing: A group of 3 seeds every 6"-8"
Thinning: When 1"–2" tall, thin to 1 every 6"–8"