Poppy Great Red

Poppy Great Red

About Poppy Great Red

These are spectacular classic red Poppies that display 8 inch flowers with black centers and tissue paper petals. According to Rutgers University, Poppies are rarely damaged by deer. Poppy Great Red remind us of this thought provoking World War 1 poem that begins:

“In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.”

Poppy Great Red

Zone: 3-9
Exposure: Sun
Bloom Time: Late Spring
Height: 32” plus
Poppy Great Red Features: Deer Resistant, Attracts Hummingbirds and Butterflies, Perennial

Planting and Growing Poppy Papaver

Make sure your Poppy Papaver “harden off” to cool nights and windy conditions before planting. This requires leaving them outside in a protected area for a few days otherwise, they may wilt after planting. Choose an area that is mostly sunny. Prepare your planting hole by turning the soil at least a shovel size deep and wide and be sure the hole is filled with plenty of organic matter for best results. Remove your plant from its pack and gently loosen the root ball. Plant deep enough to cover the top of the root ball. Press down firmly on the soil and then water it in. Consider fertilizing once or twice a season. You can mulch if you like but not too close to the plant to avoid rot. 

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