‘Greek Common Corn Poppy’

Corn Poppy / Coquelicot / Παπαρούνα


Common Name: Corn Poppy / Coquelicot / Παπαρούνα

Scientific Name: Papaver rhoeas


Plant’s cycle: Annual

Light Requirement: full sun

Soil type: any soil type.

Sowing in nursery:   -

Direct Planting: Spring or Autumn

Germination: 10 days after sowing

Harvest:   harvest the seeds 150 days after sowing


Flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs)

Pollination: by Bees, flies, beetles, Self.

Plant is self-fertile

Seed preservation: 4 years


Edible Parts: flowers, leaves, seed

Medicine: Anodyne;  Cancer;  Emmenagogue;  Emollient;  Expectorant;  Hypnotic;  Sedative;  Tonic

Known Hazards: This plant is toxic to mammals, though the toxicity is low. The seed is not toxic.