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Red Poppy - Corn Poppy [Papaver rhoeas]

Red Poppy - Corn Poppy [Papaver rhoeas]

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Tips to reduce water requirements

We recommend mulching the beds
Experience has shown that by covering the ground, e.g. with Hay or straw, which can reduce evaporation by 80%. If you keep the beds evenly moist, an optimal moist microclimate will be created under the mulch. This not only promotes the growth of the plants, but also reduces water consumption enormously.

It is also recommended to always keep the beds moist , even if the bed is not used for a certain period of time
The drying out of the soil leads to a huge decline in the micro- and macro-organisms in the soil, which over time leads to an infertile soil . Tests have shown that the water content in the entire bed remains longer when the entire bed is watered over a longer period of time than when it is only watered selectively. Due to the small volume of the poured areas in contrast to the large dry volume, they dry out more quickly than if the entire volume of the bed is filled with moisture. Similar to heating in an apartment.

If the beds are not in use, we recommend sowing with green manure.

Maintaining an energy level always requires less energy than having to reach it again and again.

The corn poppy is a biennial deciduous herbaceous tea and medicinal plant that originates from warm areas of the world. In ancient times, the species was used as a sleeping aid, but today it is used in folk medicine in the form of syrup or tea to calm, nervousness, insomnia, pain, respiratory disorders or menstrual problems. It is used externally as a poultice or as a wash for skin problems. The plants are very robust and resistant to soil contamination and weed killers, which is why the species has spread almost all over the world and can be found wild on roadsides or meadows. The plant is very hardy and requires no care.

General information
Plant family: Papaveraceae
Life cycle: Biennial
Days to harvest: 100 days
Plant height approx.: 60 cm
Root type: Deep rooter
Nutrient requirements: Weak eater
Water requirements: Low
Winter hardiness: Up to -45 °C
Location: Sunny
Soil: Permeable, loamy, sandy, humus

pH value: 6.5 to 8

Sowing and planting information
Germ type: Light germinator
Sowing depth: 0 cm
Optimal germination temperature: 15-20 °C
Germination time: 7-14 days
Plant and row spacing: 5x25 cm

Optimal mixed culture: Cornflower, Venus mirror
Unfavorable mixed culture: 

Subtropic climate (Mediterranean) (e. g. B. Portugal, Spain, Italy)
Sow directly outdoors from November to December.

Moderate climate (e. g. B. Germany, Switzerland, Poland)
Sow directly into frost-free open ground from March to June.

Sow seeds directly and spread out.
Corn poppy prefers a sunny and warm location with a very well-drained, moderately dry, nutrient-poor, humus-rich and loamy soil. Avoid waterlogging.

Additional tips
Only sow in nutrient-poor soil, otherwise the plants will grow very long and fall over. In order to quickly obtain a fine, crumbly and permeable soil, we recommend additional incorporation of biochar and primary rock powder.

Type of propagation
It spreads via seeds.

Plant care
No care or fertilization necessary.

Germination ability of seeds: 2-3 years

Other Names
Botanical names: Papaver rhoeas
English names: Red poppy, Corn poppy
German names: Klatschmohn, Mohnblume, Klatschrose, Seidenmohn
Portuguese names: Papoila vermelha, Papoula de milho
Spanish names: Amapola de maíz
French names: Pavot de maïs

  • Made in harmony with nature
  • All seeds and seedlings are genetically stable for further propagation
  • Our seeds are always checked for germination at regular intervals

Shipping and pick-up information

We offer CTT shipping for Saagut Europe and USA far! With us you will always receive a tracking number to track your package. Shipping costs differ depending on the shipping region. Here is a list of regions and prices:

National Shipping
Portugal (with the Azores and Madeira Islands)
Envelope or package up to 500g = € 3.50
2 kg Bus Package = 8 €
Package over 2 kg = 16 €

Europe Shipping
Envelope up to 100g = 7 €
500g Bus Package = 9,50 €
1kg Bus Package = 14 €
2kg Bus Package = 20 €
Package over 2kg = 40 €

USA Shipping
Envelope up to 100g = € 7.50
500g Bus Package = 15,50 €
1 kg Bus Package = 24 €
2 kg Bus Package = 33,50 €
Package over 2 kg = 67 €

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