Corn Red Field Poppy Flanders Papaver Rhoeas

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You can see it in meadows, roadsides and increasingly in wheat fields with the drop in chemicals used.

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Corn Red Field Poppy Flanders Papaver Rhoeas

Corn Red Field Poppy Flanders (Papaver Rhoeas) also known as Flanders or Remembrance poppy. You can see it in meadows, roadsides and increasingly in wheat fields with the drop in chemicals used. The flowers are delightful, papery thin and scarlet red and are produced from early summer. Thrives on neglect.

Cultivation Advice Corn Red Field Poppy Flanders Papaver Rhoeas

  • Surface sow sparingly in a sunny location with well drained soil from late summer to very early spring.
  • The seed needs the winter cold to break its natural dormancy.
  • For the best results this variety needs recently disturbed soil in order to get established. It will not thrive if it is sown directly to established areas of grass.
  • Germinates in early spring as the soil warms·
  • Readily self-seeds. It benefits from the area / meadow being cut short in late summer after seeding.