They prefer a sunny site in ordinary well drained soil but will flourish in most sites and soils. Thin out the young plants to 30cm (12in) apart when the seedlings are large enough to handle. Seed sown in autumn will flower in early summer and staggered sowings through spring will extend the flowering season.
Culinary note: Only the seeds of Papaver rhoeas are edible. For more details about edible flowers click here.
Caution: harmful if eaten
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