Common Poppy is a member of the Papaver (Poppy) family. Its botanical name is Papaver somniferum. The scientific name epithet somniferum means 'sleep-bringing'.Common Poppy grows as an annual and is a flower. Being an annual plant, it tends to grow best over the course of a single year. This plant tends to bloom in mid summer. Popular varieties of Common Poppy with home gardeners are Breadseed Blue Hungarian, Lauren's Grape, Drama Queen, Heirloom Pepperbox, and Hungarian Blue.
Common Poppy is normally quite a low maintenance plant and is normally very easy to grow - great for beginner gardeners!
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Removing the first bud, before it opens, produces a plant then then makes six or eight buds; giving a more colourful show of smaller flowers.
If the first sowing does not seem to work, disturb the ground where the seeds were sown and wait another week or so to see if germination is progressingTry to aim for a seed spacing of at least 5.85 inches (15.0 cm) and sow at a depth of around 0.12 inches (0.3 cm). For optimal germination, soil temperature should be a minimum of 15°C / 59°F.
Breadseed poppies do not transplant well. Best to sow seeds where they are required and then thin out
Seedheads are decorative, and contain up to 1000 seeds.
These plants have been known to grow well alongside Common Poppy so consider planting:
These plants will not grow well with Common Poppy so avoid planting these within close proximity:
These problems, diseases and pests are known to affect Common Poppy plants:
Papaver somniferum L.
Misspellings: Papaver somniflorum
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Popular varieties of Common Poppy
- Breadseed Blue Hungarian
- Lauren's Grape
- Drama Queen
- Heirloom Pepperbox
- Hungarian Blue
- Black paeony
- Blackcurrant fizz
- Danish Flag
- Lilac Pompom
- Peony Black
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