Also known as
Field Poppy, African Rose, Blind-Eyes, Blue-Eyes, Canker, Canker Rose, Cheese Couls, Cheese Cowl, Cock Rose, Cop Rose, Copper Rose, Cornflower, Corn Poppy, Corn Rose, Flanders Poppy, Headache Plant, Headaches, Prophetic Leaf, Red Poppy, Redweed, Shirley Poppy, Thunder Flower, Wind Rose
Papaver May 2009-1 by Alvesgaspar (CC BY-SA 3.0)
2 years to reach maturity
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Common Poppy Overview
Papaver rhoeas is an upright annual species from the Papaveraceae family. Well known by the names Field Poppy or Common Poppy. This annual plant has a wide distribution across most of Europe. This species is part of the Royal Horticultural Society “Plants for Pollinators” initiative to showcase plants which support pollinator populations by providing ample amounts of nectar and/ or pollen. A great choice for encouraging pollinating insect wildlife into your garden!
Pollinator Friendly Plants for Summer
Native summer flowering plants that provide the best habitat, shelter and food for pollinators.
Flowers to Sow Outside in October
Direct sow these during October where you want them to flower next year!