Poppy Flanders/Corn American Legion HEIRLOOM Seeds

Poppy Flanders/Corn American Legion HEIRLOOM Seeds

Papaver rhoeas

Item #1215

Annual. John McCrae, a Canadian physician and soldier who served in World War I, immortalized the Flanders poppy, also known as corn poppy. His poem, "In Flanders Fields" spoke of these red poppies as reminders of those who had lost their lives in war. Scatter them in early spring or fall for your own personal memorial, or simply enjoy them for their glorious beauty.
Deer resistant.

Seedling Image


Full sun

Blooms late spring to summer

12"-14" tall

Days to Emerge:
10-15 days

Seed Depth
and Spacing:
Scatter and rake in lightly

When 1"-2" tall,
thin to
1 every 9"

When to sow outside: RECOMMENDED. 4 to 6 weeks before average last frost or as soon as soil can be worked; or early to mid-fall for bloom the following spring.

When to start inside: Not recommended; does not transplant well.

Special germination instructions: Seeds require light to germinate. Rake lightly into surface of soil; keep moist

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