Thomas Jefferson grew "Papaver Rhoeas flor. plen. double poppy" in a Monticello oval flower bed in 1807. This is a horticultural variety of the common European field poppy, which was immortalized in Flanders during World War I. Corn Poppy (Papaver rhoeas) is a hardy, self-seeding annual that bears single, red flowers in early summer.
Native Distribution: Europe, Asia
Sow Corn Poppy (Papaver rhoeas) seeds outdoors in mid-spring in a prepared seedbed and lightly cover with fine soil. Keep seedlings moist and thin to 6-12" apart to reduce competition. Approximately 500-750 Corn Poppy seeds per packet.
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