Red poppy specifications

  • Scientific name : Papaver rhoeas
  • Order : Ranunculales
  • Family : Papaveraceae
  • Genus : Papaver
  • Species : P. rhoeas
  • Other names : common poppy, corn poppy, corn rose, field poppy, Flanders poppy
  • Native : Africa, Asia and Europe.

Dried red poppy : Red poppy is one of plants that grows wild. Red poppy flowers are usually red, have four petals and a large number of flags. red poppy is usually an annual plant and is less likely to be biennial.

Red poppy is flower with a height of 70 to 90 cm that has simple, lip-shaped leaves with petioles. Red poppy flowers grow in the mountains and plains as a wild flower and there are different types. Red poppy also has dwarf and tall models. The flowers are solitary at the end of the stem and have 4 broad petals. In some varieties the flowers are full.

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Red Poppy

Red Poppy flower

Red poppy provenance

Red poppy is a plant native to southern and central Europe and temperate regions of Asia, including Armenia and Turkey, Iran and the Caucasus and northwestern Africa. There are about 70 species of annual, biennial and perennial red poppy flowers.

In Iran, it is mostly found in the Caspian provinces, Azerbaijan, Chaharmahal, Bakhtiari, Khorasan, Khuzestan, Kerman and Fars.

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Different types of red poppy flowers

  • Mountain poppy

One type of flower is the mountain red poppy that grows in rock gardens and has large white, yellow, orange and red flowers. Its main birthplace is Syria. There is another species called the Black anemone which is native to England and grows as a weed on farms. The flowers are red, the middle is black. Flowers of this type grow from June to August. Most anemone flowers grow in temperate regions.

Mountain poppy

  • Pink poppy

Family : Papaveraceae

Scientific name : Papaver Somniferum

The annual plant is quite hardy and has fast growth, reaching 75 cm in length and 30 cm in width. The leaves are grayish green with oval lobes and cup-shaped flowers, solitary, large, 10 cm long and 10 cm wide appear in summer. It is possible to plant this plant through seeds in autumn or spring.

Papaver Somniferum

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  • Anemonastrum

Scientific name : Anemonastrum

Eastern anemone (Eastern poppy) is a perennial plant of the Papaver genus in the Papaveraceae family, native to the Caucasus, northeastern Turkey and northern Iran. The wild type of this flower has a natural reddish-orange color, but since the late nineteenth century, with selective cultivation in gardens, different species of this flower have been created, from light white with black eggplant spots to pink and dark hazel.

This plant has hairy leaves and stems in spring that fall off completely after flowering, this feature makes it survive the summer drought of Central Asia. Fresh leaves appear with autumn rains. Oriental anemones have hairy hairs, leaves are serrated, and their cup-shaped flowers appear reddish-orange from late spring to mid-summer.

Eastern anemone propagation method: Seeds are sown after the cold season. Eastern anemone is propagated by sowing seeds in spring or cuttings in summer. Division is required every five years or more, and the best time to divide is August (August and early September) when the plants are dormant.


  • Hunnemannia anemone

Family : Papaveraceae

Name : Hunnemannia Fumariifolia

A fast-growing, perennial plant that grows to one year. This plant is 60 cm long and 20 cm wide. It has oval leaves, very split and has a bluish green color. The flowers of this plant, like yellow poppies, are 8 cm wide, which appear in summer and are used as cut flowers. Sowing seeds in the greenhouse in early spring or outdoors in mid-spring is possible.

Hunnemannia anemone

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  • Pearl Poppy Flower

Family : Papaveraceae

Scientific name : Papaver rhoeas Mother of Pearl

The annual plant is 2 cm high and 2 cm wide. It has hairy leaves and lobed leaves, and its flowers are bowl-shaped, pale purple and pink in summer. It is possible by sowing seeds in spring or autumn.

Pearl Poppy Flower

  • California Anemone

Scientific name : “ESCHSCHOLZIA CALIFORNIEA” is originally native California and is located in the plains south of Los Angeles.

Family : Papaveraceae

This plant is an annual, the height of the plant is about 30 cm. The leaf clefts are very similar to carrot leaves and have a bluish gray surface. If the weather and light conditions are suitable. Flowering period can last from two to three months. By removing withered flowers, flowering time can be increased. If the weather is favorable and other conditions, the flowering period is from two to three months.

California anemones need a sunny environment. Its beautiful blossoms open in the sun and close again at night. Anemone flowers usually have 4 petals and appear in orange, red, yellow, cream, pink, white and sometimes two colors. The California anemone flowering period varies from early to late spring, depending on the weather, but this time can be increased by removing the wilted flowers.

California planting Time : Early spring, when the soil is still slightly cool, is a good time to plant seeds. Of course, in temperate regions it can be planted in the fall.

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California Anemone

  • Lasprom Papaver

Scientific name : Papaver lacerum

This is an annual anemone with straight and hairless stems and has small, oval and purple petals. They usually have dark spots on the underside of flowers. These flowers grow in the northern and central provinces and Yazd.

Lasprom Papaver

  • Macropostom Papaver

Scientific name : Papaver Papyrus macrostomy

This annual plant is like other species with scattered fibers and black spots below the petals. The flowers of this type of anemone are red or purple. This species grows in Caspian vineyards, Azerbaijan, Fars and in the heights of Karaj.

Macropostom Papaver

  • Papaver Tenvifolium

Scientific name : Papaver Tenvifolium

Anemones have a lifespan of 1 year and a short lifespan. It has red petals with black spots at the bottom of the petals. They have marginal sepals. They grow in Gilan, Qazvin, Karaj, Isfahan and Yazd. Sowing the seeds is in late winter or early spring.

Papaver Tenvifolium

What factors affect the quality of dried red poppy flowers?

The most important factor that increases the quality of this product is the harvest time and how it is dried and stored. The color of the flower should not be too dark to turn black, nor too red and pale. In principle, crimson red has the best quality.

The load should be composed of unbroken petals and one hand, without waste. You should note that the petals are very sensitive. For this reason, proper packaging is important in sturdy cartons. On the other hand, there should be a plastic layer inside the carton so that moisture does not reach the petals.

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dried red poppy

Prices of dried red poppy flowers

Due to its unique beauty, dried red poppy pods have many usages in interior decoration design as well as in traditional medicine and pharmacy. Dried red poppy flowers is one of Iran’s export goods and has provided a great opportunity for Iranian traders to bring a lot of currency to the country by exporting dried red poppy flowers . Both types of red poppy flower products can be exported either as medicinal plants or as dried flowers because each has its own customer.

The export of dried red poppy flowers has provided a great opportunity for wholesalers and exporters of dried red poppy and other medicinal plants to make significant profits.

The price of dried red poppy flowers is affected by its quality. The closer we get to harvest time, the better the price is definitely due to more supply. Exporters and wholesalers who intend to buy dried red poppy flowers should do so between the end of April and the beginning of June, which is a new time.

On the other hand, the price of dried red poppy flowers in bulk is usually more reasonable than buying it in part. For this reason, people who sell, export, and supply food and medicine buy this product in bulk. Buy dried red poppy flowers should be done from centers that have high quality products.

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