Papaver rhoeas Seeds

Red Poppy, Corn Poppy, Flanders Poppy, Shirley Poppy Seeds

One of the most popular wildflowers throughout the country, Red Poppies create bold, red color in any sunny spot. Annual.
Zones 1 - 10
Advantages
Extended Bloom Time (more than 4 weeks)
Good for Cut Flowers
Deer Resistant
Attract Butterflies
Bee Friendly
Rabbit Resistant
Low Maintenance
Pest / Disease Resistant
Multiplies / Naturalizes
Adds Movement
Adds Texture
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Half Sun / Half Shade
Mature Plant Size 12-30" tall
Bloom Time Summer
Size No
SKU HC015952

USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

  • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
  • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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SKU
HC015952
Details
Red Poppy is the beloved variety of Flanders Field. It is also known as Corn Poppy and Flanders Poppy and is a symbol of the American Legion. Famous for sweeping entire meadows in red, this species is a favorite to gardeners in Maine all the way to California.
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SKU
HC015952
Common Name
Red Poppy, Corn Poppy, Flanders Poppy, Shirley Poppy Seeds
Botanical Name
Papaver rhoeas
Seed Life Cycle
Annuals
Light Requirements
Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Ships As
Seed
Flower Color
Red
Ideal Region
Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, West, Southwest, Pacific Northwest
Zones
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Non-GMO
Yes
Height
30 inches
Mature Height
12-30" tall
Bloom Time
Early - Mid Summer, Mid - Late Summer
Bloom Time
Summer
Seed Coverage
1/4 lb covers 5,445 sq ft.
1 lb covers 21,780 sq ft.
Soil Type
Sandy Soil, Loamy Soil, Acidic Soil
Soil Moisture
Average, Well Draining
Advantages
Extended Bloom Time (more than 4 weeks), Good for Cut Flowers, Deer Resistant, Attract Butterflies, Bee Friendly, Rabbit Resistant, Low Maintenance, Pest / Disease Resistant, Multiplies / Naturalizes, Adds Movement, Adds Texture
Additional Information
O
Ships To Canada
Yes
Planting Guides

Step-by-Step Wildflower Seed Planting Instructions

  1. Check for your last frost date and plant after this has passed. Choose a spot on your property that gets 6 or more hours of direct sun a day unless you are planting seeds for shade.
  2. Prepare your soil by clearing the area of all existing growth. Simply dig up everything that is growing, turn the soil and rake the area flat. If this is an area that has never before been gardened, you may need to till the area up to remove growth.
  3. Mix the seeds with sand* for better visibility and scatter the seeds directly on top of the soil. If you are sowing a larger area, we recommend using a seed spreader; if not, you can sow by hand.
  4. We recommend lightly compressing the seeds into the soil, making sure not to bury them. You can either walk on them, use a board or if you are sowing a larger area, rent a seed roller.
  5. Water so that the soil is moist, not soaking wet, until the seedlings are about 4-6" tall. After that, the seedlings will survive on natural rains. If you are experiencing very dry weather, we recommend watering occasionally.
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