Ella's Garden Plants from A to Z: Papaver rhoeas, 'Shirley Red', Poppy

Common Name: Poppy

Genus: Papaver

Species: rhoeas

Cultivar or Variety: 'Shirley Red'

Characteristics: This is a cultivar that not only blooms the firstyear but seed but has big blooms that can be 3-4" across. This cultivar does not hold up as a good cutting flower.

Life Cycle
Annual

Zone Hardiness up to
Zone 3
Zone 4
Zone 5
Zone 6
Zone 7
Zone 8

Endangered Species
No

Heirloom
No

When to Sow Seed
Early Spring
Mid Winter
Late Winter

Germination Temperature
Winter Sow
60-70 F

Seed Sowing Depth
Lay on top of soil

Seed Needs Light to Germinate
Yes

Days to Germination
10-14 days

Sun Exposure
Full Sun

Plant Height
1- 2 feet

Plant Form
Upright

Blooms
Yes

Bloom Form
Above Foliage

Flower Color
Red

Nutritional Needs
Moist
Wet

Fertile
Yes

Reproduces By
Seed

Cutting Flower
No

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