Red Corn Poppy American Legion Papaver Rhoeas is a popular annual poppy. Red Corn Poppy seeds can be started directly outdoors in spring or fall, and also called Flanders Poppy, Papaver Rhoeas grows 12-30 inches tall, featuring inconspicuous foliage with erect, hairy stems that bear bristly, pinnately divided leaves and delicate, 3 inches, brilliant, fire-red, tissue paper flowers with black centers. Red Corn Poppy blooms in summer, and its huge showy flowers attract bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds.
Red Corn Poppy American Legion is very easy to grow in the garden, and this poppy is all time popular for mass and meadow plantings, butterfly and bee gardens, flower beds and borders. Papaver Rhoeas seeds have to be kept moist until germination, and the established Red Corn Poppy prefers full sun and loose soil but will tolerate partial shade and drought. This poppy is a very hardy plant that prefers loose soil, and will tolerate drought well. The fruit of the red poppy is a capsule containing many black seeds, and the plant re-grows strongly following year if seed falls on bare ground. Red Corn Poppy is a symbol of America's remembrance of its war dead.
Height: 12-30 Inches
Bloom Season: Summer
Environment: Sun/Partial Shade
Soil Type: Average/Dry/Moist well-drained, pH 6.1-7.3
USDA Zones: All Regions of North America
Sow Indoors: N/A
Sow Outdoors: Spring/Fall
Seed Depth: Surface sowing - press seeds slightly into the soil
Germination Time: 21-28 Days