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Mixed Red Poppy Seeds

Product Size SKU Price Quantity
1/4 Pound PRMQP
Price: $12.95
1 Pound PRMLB
Price: $29.95
5 Pounds PRMLB5
Price: $144.95
10 Pounds PRMLB10
Price: $279.95

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Quick Overview

Reds, pinks, whites & doubles. All are technically "Red Poppy", but this mix is often called "Shirley" Poppies. Annual.
Mixed Red Poppy Seeds, Papaver rhoeas, Red Poppy, Corn Poppy, Flanders Poppy, Shirley Poppy
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Details
SKU PRMG
Common Name Red Poppy, Corn Poppy, Flanders Poppy, Shirley Poppy
Botanical Name Papaver rhoeas
Plant Type Annuals
Light Requirements Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Flower Color Mixed
Mature Height 12-30 inches tall
Bloom Time Summer
Ships As Seed
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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Description
Probably the world’s most popular wildflower, red poppy is also called Corn Poppy, American Legion Poppy, and Flanders Poppy. A Reverend Wilks in Shirley,England, developed what is known today as “Shirley Poppies” from selecting specimens of this species from the wild. His work resulted in this broad mix of colors and single/double flower forms. Most wildflower gardeners prefer this mixture (red, pink, white, single, double, even “picotee” bicolors) of colors for their poppies over the solid red basic species. See P. rhoeas, Red Poppy (all red).
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4.6

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    (10)

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    (1)

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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Vivid colors (8)
  • Reliable growth (7)
  • Low maintenance (6)
  • Long bloom time (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Large areas (5)
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    • Avid gardener (9)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

A definite must buy

I had these in several flower beds. I threw down a lot of them not expecting a good germination rate. Wow, was I wrong. They had a extremely high success rate. I...Read complete review

I had these in several flower beds. I threw down a lot of them not expecting a good germination rate. Wow, was I wrong. They had a extremely high success rate. I had solid poppies, all colors. I love poppies of all kinds and they were just absolutely fantastic. I had thousands in a multitude of colors. I took so many pictures. If you like poppies you really must buy these. I so regret the comment the lady made that brought the review rate down. Soil condition or something else must have affected her seeds. These seeds definitely deserve above a 5 star rating. I just threw mine down and they grew. No muss no fuss just pure enjoyment. Everyone who saw them was mesmerized. Each one had breathtaking beauty.

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If at first you don't succeed...

I followed all of the instructions provided by American Meadows, who responded in a timely manner to my e-mail of questions before I ordered. However, out of 1/4 pound of seed, I...Read complete review

I followed all of the instructions provided by American Meadows, who responded in a timely manner to my e-mail of questions before I ordered. However, out of 1/4 pound of seed, I only had 8 flowering plants. The germination was about 50%, but only those few matured. However, I planted some cosmos seeds I had left from the year before(also from American Meadows) at the same time and those are still blooming like champs. I think poppies are just pickier. But, I will try again next year.

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5.0

LOVE!

By 

from Harrisburg, PA

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Pros

  • Attractive

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about American Meadows Mixed Red Poppy Seeds:

      I have an area near my garage that is far too steep to mow or use a weed wacker safely so this year I decided to try poppies. They are so stunning that I will be clearing out more grass for next year and planting the entire length of my driveway. What a joy to see coming home after work!

      • Primary use:
      • Personal
       
      5.0

      Easy to grow with great color

      By 

      from Livermore Colorado

      About Me American Meadows Gardner, Avid Gardener

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      Pros

      • Low Maintenance
      • Reliable Growth
      • Vivid Colors

      Cons

      • Short Bloom Time

      Best Uses

      • Cut Flowers
      • Erosion Control
      • Large Areas
      • Raised Beds

      Comments about American Meadows Mixed Red Poppy Seeds:

      The seeds sprouted easily, and blooms are beautiful and are a very rich red and pink. The basic form has single flowers, with more flowers as the other fades. The size varied by the soil in which the plant grew, the poorer the soil, the smaller and paler the blooms. They do make good cut flowers if gathered early in the morning just as the green sheath is opening from the petals, but the blooms do not last long.

       
      5.0

      Beautiful colors

      By 

      from Harrisburg,PA

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      Pros

      • Low Maintenance
      • Reliable Growth
      • Vivid Colors

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Large Areas

        Comments about American Meadows Mixed Red Poppy Seeds:

        beautiful in an larger space where you want color

         
        5.0

        Great color

        By 

        from Spokane WA

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        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Large Areas

          Comments about American Meadows Mixed Red Poppy Seeds:

          Verey vivid color. I lanted them mixes with other wildflowers and they really stand out

           
          5.0

          Good germination

          By 

          from Princeton, NJ

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                Comments about American Meadows Mixed 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.

                 
                4.0

                Gorgeous !

                By 

                from Vermont

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                Pros

                • Vivid Colors

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about American Meadows Mixed Red Poppy Seeds:

                    Wonderful variety of colors.

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    JUST LIKE WIZARD OF OZ

                    By 

                    from Moline, IL

                    About Me Casual Hobbyist

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Anywhere

                      Comments about American Meadows Mixed Red Poppy Seeds:

                      these grew and bloomed just about everywhere i tossed the seeds. i bought a pound and literally "went to town" sprinkling them like fairy dust in vacant lots, ditches, even gravel! one particularly large and profuse blooming specimen seemed to like growing out of a crack in the sidewalk. i couldn't be more pleased.

                       
                      5.0

                      I wiill buy this again and again

                      By 

                      from central illinois

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                      Pros

                      • Great color selections
                      • Reliable Growth
                      • Vivid Colors

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Containers
                        • Large Areas
                        • Raised Beds

                        Comments about American Meadows Mixed Red Poppy Seeds:

                        mixed with other same height flowers, pappy specific beds, borders

                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Poppies popping up everywhere

                        By 

                        from Lubbock, TX

                        About Me Casual Hobbyist

                        Verified Reviewer

                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Flowerbeds

                          Comments about American Meadows Mixed Red Poppy Seeds:

                          I live in Zone 7 (Texas) and put out the seeds in the fall. I covered them with a very thin layer of peat moss and watered them for a week or so. I don't think the watering did anything, because it wasn't until late March/early April when there seemed to be the first sign of life. From then on, however, (and with regular watering as we had practically no rain this Spring), the poppies began to grow like wild and from about May on, they were blooming (they are still blooming). Beautiful range of colors, big blooms, lots of blooms, just stunning ... They flower at the same time as my Larspurs (see my feedback for them) and put on a lovely show! I'm not sure that the germination rate was superb (I bought a pound I think and I don't have millions of blooms), but my garden is covered in lots of blooms and I'm very happy with the outcome.

                          (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          A definite must buy

                          By 

                          from New Philadelphia, OH

                          About Me Avid Gardener

                          Verified Reviewer

                          Pros

                          • Low Maintenance
                          • Reliable Growth
                          • Vivid Colors

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about American Meadows Mixed Red Poppy Seeds:

                              I had these in several flower beds. I threw down a lot of them not expecting a good germination rate. Wow, was I wrong. They had a extremely high success rate. I had solid poppies, all colors. I love poppies of all kinds and they were just absolutely fantastic. I had thousands in a multitude of colors. I took so many pictures. If you like poppies you really must buy these. I so regret the comment the lady made that brought the review rate down. Soil condition or something else must have affected her seeds. These seeds definitely deserve above a 5 star rating. I just threw mine down and they grew. No muss no fuss just pure enjoyment. Everyone who saw them was mesmerized. Each one had breathtaking beauty.

                              (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              1.0

                              If at first you don't succeed...

                              By 

                              from Dayton, OH

                              About Me Avid Gardener

                              Pros

                                Cons

                                • Requires Gardening Experience
                                • Slow Growth
                                • Very little germination

                                Best Uses

                                • Large Areas

                                Comments about American Meadows Mixed Red Poppy Seeds:

                                I followed all of the instructions provided by American Meadows, who responded in a timely manner to my e-mail of questions before I ordered. However, out of 1/4 pound of seed, I only had 8 flowering plants. The germination was about 50%, but only those few matured. However, I planted some cosmos seeds I had left from the year before(also from American Meadows) at the same time and those are still blooming like champs. I think poppies are just pickier. But, I will try again next year.

                                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                5.0

                                BEAUTIFUL AND EASY TO GROW!

                                By 

                                from WENONA IL

                                About Me Master Gardener

                                Verified Reviewer

                                Pros

                                • Accurate Instructions
                                • Attractive
                                • Healthy
                                • Versatile

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Garden

                                  Comments about American Meadows Mixed Red Poppy Seeds:

                                  I THROW THESE OUT INTO THE GARDEN WHILE THE SNOW IS STILL ON THE GROUND. THEY START GROWING RIGHT AWAY IN THE SPRING AND MIX IN WELL WITH ALL MY PERRENIALS!

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