Very showy – easy to grow and spectacular in early spring and late winter. Great for cutting too. Poppies are available as annual sor perennials.
With its brilliant scarlet flowers, usually with a black blob at the base of the petals, this poppy needs no introduction as the single, red, cup-shaped flower is the classic poppy bloom.
Papaver rhoeas offer a profusion of flowers from June through to September and are a good choice for a bright splash of colour with no maintenance.
In more recent times, the Corn Poppy has become the symbol of Remembrance Day as it was the flower which grew on the fields of Flanders after battles of the First World War (1914-18).
BOTANICAL NAME: Papaver Rhoeas
COMMON NAME: Common Poppy
AFRIKAANS NAME: Papaver