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One of the world’s most popular wildflowers, Red Poppy is also known as Flanders Poppy, immortalized in poetry for the carpet of red beauty it creates when in full bloom. A must-have for any wildflower meadow or garden, this easy-to-grow annual delights with bright blooms in the summer season. Red Poppies are deer resistant and also attract pollinators to the garden. This red beauty also makes for spectacular cut bouquets. All of the seed we handle at American Meadows is non-GMO, neonicotinoid-free and guaranteed to grow. Annual.

Zones 1 - 10
Advantages
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Hummingbirds & Butterflies
Hummingbirds & Butterflies
Extended Blooms
Extended Blooms
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Half Sun / Half Shade
Half Sun / Half Shade
Mature Plant Size 12-30 inches tall
Bloom Time Summer
SKU PRRG
This is the well-loved poppy of Flanders Fields. Also known as Corn Poppy and Flanders Poppy, this species is the symbol of the American Legion. It creates an absolute vision of beauty in full bloom when the lipstick red poppies carpet a whole field, nodding in the breeze. The most famous poem of World War I begins, “In Flanders Fields, the poppies blow, among the crosses row on row.” A great growth of this species after WWI finally ended, attached the lovely red flower to that war and its veterans forever. Today, red poppy is probably the world’s most popular wildflower, and is available in the pure red strain as described here or in the more popular mixed color form. See P. rhoeas, Red Poppy (red, pinks, doubles).
Associated SKUs
PRRG
PRRQP (1/4 Pound)
PRRLB (1 Pound)
PRRLB5 (5 Pounds)
PRRLB10 (10 Pounds)
Common Name Red Poppy, Corn Poppy, Flanders Poppy, Shirley Poppy
Botanical Name Papaver rhoeas
Seed Life Cycle Annuals
Light Requirements Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Flower Color Red
Mature Height 12-30 inches tall
Bloom Time Summer
Ships As Seed
Coverage 1/4 lb covers 5,445 sq ft.
1 lb covers 21,780 sq ft.
5 lbs covers 2.5 acres
10 lbs covers 5 acres
Seeds Per Pound 3,401,942
Soil Moisture Average, Well Draining
Soil Type Sandy Soil, Loamy Soil
Native To Europe
Native To Europe from England to Greece and beyond.
Ideal Region Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, Southwest, West, Pacific Northwest
Zones 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Advantages Deer Resistant, Hummingbirds & Butterflies, Extended Blooms
Is It Storable? Yes - You can store your seed in any cool (not freezing) dry place that is not subject to extreme temperature variations.
Neonicotinoid-Free Yes - Learn More
Ships to Canada Yes

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3.5

(based on 38 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (18)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (11)

70%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Vivid colors (13)
  • Low maintenance (11)
  • Reliable growth (11)
  • Long bloom time (8)
  • Pest resistant (7)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Large areas (16)
  • Garden (5)
  • Outdoors (4)
  • Border control (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid gardener (18), Casual hobbyist (9), Getting started (8)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (9)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Just like you are in the Wizard of Oz

Our wildflower garden is magical. The abundance of flowers that just show up all summer are incredible. The poppies are my personal favorite.I had never seen anything like it before. We recommend American...Read complete review

Our wildflower garden is magical. The abundance of flowers that just show up all summer are incredible. The poppies are my personal favorite.I had never seen anything like it before. We recommend American Meadows to everyone because after you prepare the soil and get them planted, they basically take care of themselves and paint a rainbow in your yard for Spring and Summer. Most of the wildflowers are great as cut flowers, but the poppy is not. That is the poppy's ONLY flaw.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Red Poppy Seeds

This was a very disappointing purchase. The seeds did not germinate as stated and the plants did not come up as expected. These were planted in rich soil with supplements and proper watering. ...Read complete review

This was a very disappointing purchase. The seeds did not germinate as stated and the plants did not come up as expected. These were planted in rich soil with supplements and proper watering. We planted the entire pound of seeds ordered and what came up was pure disappointment and colors different than what I purchased. I dont expect anyone at your company to read this or even care but you asked for feedback and I am giving it to you now accurately and as it happened.

Reviewed by 38 customers

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1.0

Zero red poppies came up

By 

from Gilbert SC

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Comments about American Meadows Red Poppy Seeds:

Large back field

  • Primary use:
  • Personal

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

I would not recommend

By 

from Pacific NW

About Me Getting Started

Comments about American Meadows Red Poppy Seeds:

So many successful seeds in the past....these did not sprout at all! Tried twice, but no luck.....service great, but wonder about credit for unsuccessful sprouts?!?s

  • Primary use:
  • Personal
 
1.0

Red Poppie Seeds

By 

from Nashville Tennessee

About Me Master Gardener

Verified Reviewer

Pros

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Large Areas

      Comments about American Meadows Red Poppy Seeds:

      Seed did not spout. Zero plants were obtained. Bad Seed?

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great Seeds

      By 

      from Homer, AK

      About Me Avid Gardener

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Long Bloom Time
      • Low Maintenance
      • Pest Resistant
      • Reliable Growth
      • Vivid Colors

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Large Areas
        • Raised Beds

        Comments about American Meadows Red Poppy Seeds:

        Clean pure seed. Great germination and I can't believe the growth rate and size of these plants that came from the tiny seeds.

         
        5.0

        Wonderful product

        By 

        from Newnan, GA

        About Me Casual Hobbyist

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Low Maintenance
        • Reliable Growth

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Large Areas

          Comments about American Meadows Red Poppy Seeds:

          Used these to establish a wild flower area of my back yard. The seeds grew quickly and prolifically.

           
          4.0

          Red Poppies with high impact color!

          By 

          from Glencoe, IL

          About Me Professional Landscaper

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Low Maintenance
          • Pest Resistant
          • Vivid Colors

          Cons

          • Short Bloom Time

          Best Uses

          • Large Areas

          Comments about American Meadows Red Poppy Seeds:

          We used the Poppy for a large meadow planting, for early summer blooms

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Coming up again this year!

          By 

          from Northern Va

          About Me Casual Hobbyist

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Low Maintenance
          • Pest Resistant
          • Vivid Colors

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about American Meadows Red Poppy Seeds:

              I have an area behind our back fence that is pretty much drab and unused. On a whim I purchased 1/4 lb and scattered the seeds, fall before last. I couldn't have been more surprised. Bright vivid red color sprouted everywhere and lasted well into the warmer weather. Even the neighbor came over and spoke on how great they looked. This year I noticed they have self seeded and are coming up again. Well worth it. Low maintenance, No watering or care what-so-ever.

              (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Beautiful Poppies Everywhere!

              By 

              from Williston, Vermont

              About Me Avid Gardener, Master Gardener

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              Pros

              • Long Bloom Time
              • Reliable Growth
              • Vivid Colors

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Large Areas

                Comments about American Meadows Red Poppy Seeds:

                We planted these poppies, along with batchelor buttons, around the perimeter of our vegetable garden fence. After planting, we had some heavy rains and many of the seeds washed into the garden. We had poppies all over the garden; even growing through the burlap bags that we used for walkways, and up the tomato cages. These poppies are about 2 feet tall and just gorgeous. (Where we didn't want them, we just cultivated.) I don't think I could ever plan such a beautiful vegetable garden on purpose! Germination rate was exceptional. What a pretty combination of flowers! I wish I had a photo to share. I'm placing my order for the same conbination of flower seeds now. Lesson learned: This year, I'll try to contain the seeds so they don't wash into the garden as much...or maybe not!

                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                These were quite prolific.

                By 

                from Anaconda, Mt

                About Me Casual Hobbyist

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                Pros

                • Long Bloom Time
                • Low Maintenance
                • Vivid Colors

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Erosion Control
                  • Large Areas

                  Comments about American Meadows Red Poppy Seeds:

                  These Flowers were used as a mixed crop to beautify an eroded hillside overlooking the town. Great coverage. Truly inspired the neighbors to get out and add their own touches of landscaping!

                  (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  1.0

                  Red Poppy Seeds

                  By 

                  from South Lake Tahoe, CA

                  About Me Avid Gardener

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                  Pros

                    Cons

                    • Colors Not As Expected
                    • Needs Extensive Watering
                    • Slow Growth

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about American Meadows Red Poppy Seeds:

                      This was a very disappointing purchase. The seeds did not germinate as stated and the plants did not come up as expected. These were planted in rich soil with supplements and proper watering. We planted the entire pound of seeds ordered and what came up was pure disappointment and colors different than what I purchased. I dont expect anyone at your company to read this or even care but you asked for feedback and I am giving it to you now accurately and as it happened.

                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      1.0

                      Red Poppies

                      By 

                      from West Alexandria, OH

                      About Me Avid Gardener, Casual Hobbyist

                      Comments about American Meadows Red Poppy Seeds:

                      I wish I had better news, but the poppies never even sprouted. I've tried in all over the yard, in planters and NOTHING, very disappointed!

                       
                      1.0

                      Misfortune

                      By 

                      from Birmingham, AL

                      Comments about American Meadows Red Poppy Seeds:

                      I kept the package of seeds in the house for a week or so before I spread them out in our natural area. I made no effort to cover them since they wouldn't be covered in the wild...or so I thought.

                       
                      1.0

                      Maybe its my fault... but I got nothing

                      By 

                      from James Island, SC

                      About Me Getting Started

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                      Pros

                        Cons

                        • Requires Gardening Experience

                        Best Uses

                        • Large Areas

                        Comments about American Meadows Red Poppy Seeds:

                        Not sure what happened but they did not bloom.... heck I do not know if they even grew.... I got nothing. We put in a large area of the back yard mixed with other seeds like we did when we did this in Chicago... but ..... perhaps not enough sun as it only gets half sun and half shade depending on time of day.

                        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Stunning

                        By 

                        from Brisbane, CA

                        About Me Avid Gardener, Getting Started

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                        Pros

                        • Long Bloom Time
                        • Low Maintenance
                        • Reliable Growth
                        • Vivid Colors

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Large Areas

                          Comments about American Meadows Red Poppy Seeds:

                          I scattered the seeds in different small sections in the garden to compliment the plants already there or as fillers. They are not only drop dead gorgeous, they are also tough, standing up to strong wind better than all the hybrid poppies I have. They are also mildew resistant/free. A neighbor asked me for permission to take photos of them because she was 'in love with them'. I gave her some extra seeds and the website information, and that really made her day. I bought more seeds than recommended as I was not sure about how well they germinate. That wasn't a problem at all. I am going to share the extra seeds with the neighbors. These flowers are so bright, huge, they definitely turn heads.

                           
                          5.0

                          Good germination

                          By 

                          from Princeton, NJ

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                          Comments about American Meadows Red Poppy Seeds:

                          I sowed these along with several other poppy varieties from AM in pots and transferred them to the ground after they germinated. Good germination rate, but I cant be sure which varieties germinated because the seedlings are still tiny.

                           
                          1.0

                          Red Poppy Seed in Florida..an enigma.

                          By 

                          from Archer, Florida

                          About Me Casual Hobbyist

                          Verified Reviewer

                          Pros

                          • Beautiful In Alaska
                          • Beautiful In Romania
                          • Good Planting Directions
                          • Plenty of seeds

                          Cons

                          • Needs Extensive Watering
                          • Only Two Have Come Up
                          • Planted Again In Spring
                          • Planted Also In The Sprin
                          • Planted In The Fall
                          • Still Waiting

                          Best Uses

                          • Large Areas

                          Comments about American Meadows Red Poppy Seeds:

                          Delivery was great. Directions for planting were great. Unfortunately only two poppies have made an appearance, and this in in an area I planted as an afterthought. I also planted Southeast blend and only a few have made an appearance. Funny,a little over a year ago I planted Indian blanket and Southeast blend and had no problems. Oh how I really wanted the poppies to come out. My daughter and I fell in love with them in Romania.

                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          3.0

                          Few blooms but beautiful

                          By 

                          from Princeton, NJ

                          About Me Avid Gardener

                          Pros

                          • Long Bloom Time
                          • Pest Resistant
                          • Vivid Colors

                          Cons

                          • Requires Gardening Experience

                          Best Uses

                          • Cut Flowers

                          Comments about American Meadows Red Poppy Seeds:

                          I cleared an area of our land in Princeton, NJ to plant a broad mix of wildflower seeds from American Meadows: Cosmos Dwarf Mix plus nearly all the varieties carried by American Meadows that were said to grow well in half-sun. Of all these, only Cosmos Dwarf Mix and Sulphur cosmos dwarf lemon thrived. The area previously had heavy tree cover though now is half-sun, clay ground, fairly wet. The few poppies that bloomed were so beautiful, I'll try those again next year as well.

                           
                          3.0

                          Seeds did not germinate.

                          By 

                          from Susquehanna, PA

                          About Me Casual Hobbyist

                          Comments about American Meadows Red Poppy Seeds:

                          I seeded these on some very dry, hardpan hoping to get something to grow without having to bring in a lot of topsoil to this area. Unfortunately the seeds never germinated; this is more likely due to where I put the seeds rather than the product themselves.

                          I do love the red poppies and will probably try to grow these again next Spring in better soil.

                          The 3-star rating was chosen as a neutral, no-opinion rating, rather than not being satisfied ith the product.

                          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          IT'S LIKE A MONET PAINTING

                          By 

                          from port byron, il

                          About Me Casual Hobbyist

                          Pros

                          • Long Bloom Time
                          • Low Maintenance
                          • Pest Resistant
                          • Reliable Growth
                          • Show Stopper
                          • Vivid Colors

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Large Areas
                            • WOW Factor

                            Comments about American Meadows Red Poppy Seeds:

                            i think the best way to grow these is to sow them on disturbed ground in the fall. but i have also had success by sowing in spring. the fall sown poppies were blooming profusely just in time for mothers day. my mom said it looks like a monet painting.

                             
                            5.0

                            Good germination

                            By 

                            from Oregon

                            About Me Avid Gardener

                            Pros

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Large Areas

                                Comments about American Meadows Red Poppy Seeds:

                                I just broadcast these in the fall and they came up all over the place. They survived the winter (lowest temps were in the 20s) and are just starting to flower now.

                                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                5.0

                                just planted in fall so they are not up

                                By 

                                from northwestern ct

                                About Me Professional Landscaper

                                Verified Reviewer

                                Pros

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Border Control
                                    • Cut Flowers
                                    • Large Areas

                                    Comments about American Meadows Red Poppy Seeds:

                                    have planted cosmos wild mix hummingbird seed plus many others every spring and summer and fall all our excellent and customers are thrilled with with vibrant colors butterflies hummingbirds The shipping on all the products are excellent.Also everytime I have any questions the staff at American Meadows are knowlegable and courteous.

                                     
                                    1.0

                                    unsuitable for central Texas

                                    By 

                                    from Austin Texas

                                    About Me Avid Gardener

                                    Pros

                                      Cons

                                      • None germinated

                                      Best Uses

                                        Comments about American Meadows Red Poppy Seeds:

                                        Several different plantings over an extended period of time - no obvious weather issues.

                                         
                                        5.0

                                        Red Poppy Seeds

                                        By 

                                        from Roswell, GA

                                        About Me Avid Gardener

                                        Verified Reviewer

                                        Pros

                                        • Reliable Growth

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Border Control
                                          • Containers
                                          • Large Areas
                                          • Raised Beds

                                          Comments about American Meadows Red Poppy Seeds:

                                          I have planted those last Fall, and there are lots and lots of abundant healthy seedlings growing on my flower beds - very excited to see them bloom soon.

                                          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                           
                                          4.0

                                          They created a delightful blanket of red

                                          By 

                                          from Seattle WA

                                          About Me Casual Hobbyist

                                          Pros

                                          • Low Maintenance
                                          • Reliable Growth
                                          • Vivid Colors

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Large Areas

                                            Comments about American Meadows Red Poppy Seeds:

                                            I scattered them and then ignored them. They came up densely. We were treated to a delightful blanket of red, which last for quite awhile. They reminded me of the poppy fields of "The Wizard of Oz." Thanks!

                                             
                                            3.0

                                            I will buy this product again

                                            By 

                                            from Branson, MO

                                            Verified Reviewer

                                            Comments about American Meadows Red Poppy Seeds:

                                            NONE of my seeds sprouted; this was likely my fault. I hand-broadcast them in the early spring in a wild meadow. Heavy rains ensued after that in southern Missouri. The ground was unprepared, but I wanted to see how they would do on their own, as nature intended. The heavy rains may have washed them all away. I will just have to try again.

                                            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                             
                                            5.0

                                            One of our favorite

                                            By 

                                            from Centrevill, AL

                                            About Me Casual Hobbyist

                                            Pros

                                            • Fragrant
                                            • Pest Resistant
                                            • Reliable Growth
                                            • Vivid Colors

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                                Comments about American Meadows Red Poppy Seeds:

                                                We use these in with wild flower mix across the road from a small graveyard on our property - it is really a brillant color additive.

                                                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                                 
                                                4.0

                                                Plant them all over the city!

                                                By 

                                                from st paul, MN

                                                About Me Avid Gardener

                                                Pros

                                                • Long Bloom Time
                                                • Low Maintenance
                                                • Pest Resistant
                                                • Reliable Growth
                                                • Vivid Colors

                                                Cons

                                                • Orange not red one yr

                                                Best Uses

                                                • Border Control
                                                • Large Areas

                                                Comments about American Meadows Red Poppy Seeds:

                                                Shirley mix poppies that I planted 3 years ago are still coming up @ the edges of the garage. Last years seeds were orange not red; my neighbor mowed them down but they bloomed anyway all summer long. Poppies are hard to get started; must be kept moist but they bloom all summer and are so delicate and lovely. All the neighbors loved them.

                                                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                                 
                                                1.0

                                                Sweet, but understated

                                                By 

                                                from sc

                                                About Me Avid Gardener

                                                Pros

                                                • Pretty Bloom

                                                Cons

                                                • Low turnout
                                                • Short Bloom Time

                                                Best Uses

                                                  Comments about American Meadows Red Poppy Seeds:

                                                  The flowers were truely beautiful, but there were few of them, they didnt last very long, and they were too low growing to be seen among the other flowers in the meadow that were supposed to be similar in height.

                                                   
                                                  5.0

                                                  Red Poppy

                                                  By 

                                                  from Centreville. Al

                                                  About Me Avid Gardener

                                                  Comments about American Meadows Red Poppy Seeds:

                                                  these did not do well at all we were very disappointed - the first year we planted these they were wonderful but this year they did not do well at all - only a few came up and they were very small.

                                                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                                   
                                                  5.0

                                                  Red flags galore

                                                  By 

                                                  from Asheville, NC

                                                  About Me Avid Gardener

                                                  Verified Reviewer

                                                  Pros

                                                  • Low Maintenance
                                                  • Reliable Growth
                                                  • Vivid Colors

                                                  Cons

                                                    Best Uses

                                                      Comments about American Meadows Red Poppy Seeds:

                                                      This poppy is a great performer, providing a beautiful display of silk-like petals that flap in the breeze like flags. I love these so much, I plan to plant more areas with them next year.

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