Corn Poppy Seeds


Corn Poppy (papaver rhoeas) is a wild red poppy also known as field poppy. It is native to temperate and tropical areas of Africa, Asia, and Europe. To farmers it is an agricultural weed but to gardeners it is a beloved ornamental flower. In the Middle East, the corn poppy is a symbol of love. The seeds are edible like breadseed poppy and the flowers can be used as a red dye. The corn poppy has been used in traditional medicine since ancient Egypt, circa 2613 BCE, when it was also associated with the dead and used to decorate tombs.

Growing Instructions: Sow directly in soil in late winter or early spring in an area with full sun. Direct sow, do not transplant seedlings or plants. Seeds prefer freshly disturbed moist soil. Does not like acidic soil. Corn poppy is an annual and will need to be re-planted from seed every year. Not suitable for indoor container gardening.

  • Ornamental, Culinary, Medicinal, Poisonous
  • Annual
  • Height: 20-60 cms (8-24 inches)
  • USDA Hardiness: Zones 4-8

30 Seeds

Availability: 12 in stock

Poison Garden Seeds are available in small packets only. In order to qualify for international shipping each packet must contain less than 50 seeds and no more than 50 packets may be purchased per person. No bulk amounts available.

Weight0.01 kg
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