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Corn Poppy

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: 
Zone 1, Zone 2, Zone 3, Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9, Zone 10
Location at Monticello: 
West Lawn
Planting Conditions: 
Full Sun
Blooming History: 
2001 May 18 to 2001 Jun 262002 Apr 29 to 2002 Jun 212003 May 6 to 2003 Jul 102004 May 5 to 2004 Jun 172005 May 19 to 2005 Jul 202006 May 5 to 2006 Jul 112007 May 15 to 2007 Jul 202008 May 16 to 2008 Jul 112009 May 11 to 2009 Jul 102010 May 10 to 2010 Aug 312011 May 18 to 2011 Jun 282012 May 24 to 2012 Jul 42013 May 7 to 2013 Jul 42014 May 12 to 2014 Jul 102015 May 11 to 2015 Sep 32016 Apr 28 to 2016 Jul 20
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