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Corn Poppy, Shirley Poppy
Scientific Name: Papaver rhoeas L.
Family: Papaveraceae
Corn Poppy, Shirley Poppy (Papaver  rhoeas) Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: All zones
USDA: 4-10

Sun Exposure: Full sun, part sun

Origin: Europe

Growth Habits: Summer annual, 2 to 5 feet tall (60-150 cm), 12 to 18 inches spread (30-45 cm)

Watering Needs: Little to moderate water, needs good drainage, doesn't like wet soils

Propagation: Seeds, plants don't like to be transplanted, self-sows

Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913.

Blooming Habits:
Originally red, cultivars with white brown or striped flowers are available. The flowers 2 inches wide or more (5 cm), borne on thin stalks raised above the leaves. Dead head to extend the blooming period.

Fruiting Habits:

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