Thomas Jefferson planted "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 is a hardy, self-seeding annual that bears single, red flowers in early summer.
Sow 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 seeds per packet.
|Exposure||Planting Method||Planting Depth||Plant Spacing||Size at Maturity||Zone|
|Full Sun||Transplant||1/8"||6-12" apart||18-24"||Hardy Annual|