A hardy annual native to Europe, and best known for World War One memorials, the Red Corn Poppy (Papaver rhoeas), or Flanders Poppy, displays large, bright red blooms 2-4 inches in size. Stems that support the large flowers are slender and hairy with finely dissected foliage. Massed plantings create bold, vivid color contrast in the landscape. Plants perform best if seeded in the fall for the southeastern region of the United States.
Known for its fame in “Flanders Fields” and is extremely showy plant. Fall planting is recommended in mid-Atlantic and southeast regions.