- Common names: Poppy red, Common poppy, Field poppy, Corn poppy, Khas-Khas (Hindi)
- Scientific name: Papaver rhoeas
- Number of seeds: 50
- Type of seeds: Hybrid
- Germination rate: Min. 70% (min. of 70 out of 100 seeds will successfully germinate)
- Plant height: about 4 feet tall
- Plant spread: about 2 feet wide
- Flower color: Red
- Sowing season: early Winters to late Spring
- Flowering season: Spring to late Summer
- Sunlight: Full sun- around 6-8 hours of direct exposure to sunlight.
- Water: Occasionally- whenever the soil dries out completely as the plant is drought-tolerant.
The Poppy family includes many species of vibrantly colorful wildflowers that are a favorite of gardeners all over the world. The flowers are attractive to pollinators like honey bees, butterflies and hummingbirds. They usually grow to at least over a foot tall, and have one bloom per stem in colors covering the entire color wheel from red to blue. They are fairly drought tolerant, usually preferring well-drained soil and light waterings.
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