Corn Poppy

Papaver rhoeas

[papaver_rhoeas]

Jefferson observed the "lesser" or "dwarf" poppy at Shadwell in 1767, and planted "Papaver Rhoeas flor. plen. double poppy" in a Monticello oval flower bed in 1807. The Shadwell poppies were probably similar to the single, red-flowering forms shown here. This a horticultural variety of the common European field poppy, which immortalized in Flanders during World War I.

Growth Type: Annual Color(s): Reds Hardiness Zones: 1 - 10 Location at Monticello: West Lawn Planting Conditions: Full Sun

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Blooming Dates 2001: May 18 – Jun 262002: Apr 29 – Jun 212003: May 6 – Jul 102004: Jan 1 – Jan 12004: May 5 – Jun 172005: May 19 – Jul 202006: May 5 – Jul 112007: May 15 – Jul 202008: May 16 – Jul 112009: May 11 – Jul 102010: May 10 – Aug 312011: May 18 – Jun 282012: May 24 – Jul 42013: May 7 – Jul 42014: May 12 – Jul 10