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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

13 members have or want this plant for trade.


12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:
Pale Pink
Scarlet (Dark Red)
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Mid Summer


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:

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

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2 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive cinemike 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 Weezingreens 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.


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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