Thursday, April 11, 2019

Plants in Early American Gardens - Corn Poppy

Corn Poppy (Papaver rhoeas)

Thomas Jefferson planted "Papaver Rhoeas flor. plen. double poppy" in a Monticello oval flower bed in 1807. This is a horticultural variety of the common European field poppy, which was immortalized in Flanders during World War I. Corn Poppy is a hardy, self-seeding annual that bears single, red flowers in early summer.

For more information & the possible availability
Contact The Tho Jefferson Center for Historic Plants or The Shop at Monticello