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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.

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