Poppies (Papaver rhoeas)

About Poppies

  • Poppies come in a range of colors, including red, orange, yellow, pink, white, and purple.
  • Poppies attract various pollinators, including bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds, aiding in biodiversity.
  • Ornamental poppies are beloved for their easy cultivation and ability to thrive in various climates.
  • The poppies grown at Clearview Farm are commonly known as Red Corn Poppy or Flanders Poppy.

Fast Facts

  • Poppies are found in diverse climates worldwide, from temperate regions to subtropical areas, and even in alpine environments.
  • Poppies feature prominently in art, literature, and mythology, often symbolizing beauty, life, and death.
  • Historically, poppies have been used in traditional medicine for their analgesic and sedative properties.


  • Poppies hold symbolic significance in various cultures. They are often associated with remembrance, peace, and sleep.
  • Food for pollinators
  • Ornamental uses
  • Some poppy species, such as Papaver somniferum, are cultivated for opium production and used in pharmaceuticals (we’re not growing these at Clearview 😉).