Red papaver flowers are deer-resistant and grow just over a foot tall. If you've ever seen a field of poppies and wanted to run through them you're not alone.
Papaver is a genus of 70–100 species of frost-tolerant annuals,native to temperate and cold regions of Eurasia, Africa and North America. It is the type genus of the poppy family, Papaveraceae.
Life Cycle: Annual Plant Harvest: 55-60 days Hardiness Zone5 3,4,5,6,7,8,9. Soil: Well Drained , pH 6.5 to 7.5 Sensitive to low pH (pH for indoor growing) Sun Light Requirement: Full Sun Direct Sowing: 6"-12" apart
Germinate in a controlled-temperature cool environment for best results (55-60 degrees). These seeds need sunlight to germinate so you'll want to gently press them into the soil so that they will "stay put" meanwhile taking care not to bury them underneath the soil into darkness. Likewise, when watering, you will want to keep the seeds and soil moist by watering with a light stream or a mist in order to keep the seeds from sinking. Germination takes up to 30 days.