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Corn Poppy, Field Poppy, Flanders Field Poppy, Shirley Poppy
Papaver rhoeas 'Angels' Choir Mixed'

Family: Papaveraceae (pa-pav-er-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Papaver (puh-PAY-ver) (Info)
Species: rhoeas (ROH-ee-as) (Info)
Cultivar: Angels' Choir Mixed

Category:

Annuals

Height:

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:

6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

Hardiness:

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

Pale Pink

Pink

Rose/Mauve

Red

Scarlet (Dark Red)

Coral/Apricot

Violet/Lavender

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Other details:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall

From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse

From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:

Bag seedheads to capture ripening seed

Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Seward, Alaska

Long Beach, California

Los Angeles, California

Menifee, California

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Columbia, South Carolina

Fort Worth, Texas

Santa Fe, Texas

Salt Lake City, Utah

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Gardeners' Notes:

2
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RatingContent
Positive

On Aug 22, 2004, cinemike from CREZIERES
France (Zone 8a) wrote:

I grew these in an annual bed, in my absence, so was unable to weed t he bed. In competition with the weeds, they grew to four feet tall!
Lovely colours, delicate and tough at the same time...

Positive

On Jan 19, 2003, Weezingreens from Seward, AK (Zone 3b) wrote:

'Angels' Choir' is a delightful mix of double poppies similar to 'Cedric Morris', but the color range is more intense. A bed of these poppies will remind you of can can dancers doing their high kicks! I found the habit to be a bit messy when unsupported, so I fenced mine in. I would think they would be sufficiantly supported by other plants when broadcast in a bed.