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Corn Poppy/Shirley Poppy|
Papaver rhoeas (Papaveraceae)
A hardy annual native to Europe, but has been naturalized throughout the United States. The large 3-4 inch blooms range in shades from white and pink, to red and are individually borne on erect hairy stems. The foliage remains inconspicuous allowing the flower to express its full beauty. Prefers well-drained soil in full sun to partial shade. Performs best if sown in late fall in the southern regions of the U.S. or in early spring in the northern regions of the U.S.
Average planting success with this species: 80%