Botanical Name: Papaver rhoeas
Native: Europe, Africa, Asia
Plant Dimensions: 15″–27″ tall and 12″ wide
Variety Information: 2″–2½” blooms in shades of grey, blue, and purple, and some edged with white.
Exposure: Full sun
Bloom Period: Spring to summer
Attributes: Attracts Pollinators, Drought Tolerant
When to Sow Outside: RECOMMENDED. 4 to 6 weeks before your average last frost date, or as soon as soil can be worked; or fall for bloom the following spring. Mild Climates: Fall sowing recommended.
When to Start Inside: Not recommended. Does not transplant well.
Days to Emerge: 10–15 Days
Seed Depth: Press into surface
Seed Spacing: A group of 3 seeds every 6″–8″
Thinning: When 1″–2″ tall, thin to 1 every 6″–8″
Special Instructions: Corn poppies often reseed. Deadhead (remove spent blooms) if reseeding is not desired.