Wildflower - Corn Field Poppy
The Corn Field Poppy or 'Flanders Poppy' with brilliant scarlet tissue paper flowers, is the traditional emblem of remembrance.
It has a profusion of flowers from June through to September and is a good choice for a bright splash of colour with little maintenance. It makes a beautiful cut flower and an excellent self-seeding garden plant.
|When to Sow||March to May and August to October.|
|Where to Sow||Sow direct outdoors in flowering position in a well prepared, weed free bed.|
|Water the area prior to sowing.|
|How to Sow||Mix the seed with some dry sand prior to sowing ( this will make it easier to spread and to see where it has been sown).|
|Sow by hand, distributing the seed/sand mixture evenly over the area.|
|If you want a more orderly display, sow seeds in rows of straight lines or, curves for a more natural effect.|
|What to do Next||Water well until established.|
|Once the poppies have finished flowering, leave a few plants to die down and self seed. Others can be pulled up and composted.|
|Flowering period||June to September.|