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Mixed Red Poppy Seeds

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1/4 Pound
Price: $12.95
1 Pound
Price: $29.95
5 Pounds
Price: $144.95
10 Pounds
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.

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Details
SKU PRMG
Common Name Red Poppy, Corn Poppy, Flanders Poppy, Shirley Poppy
Botanical Name Papaver rhoeas
Plant Type/Life Cycle Annual
Light Requirements Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Flower Color Mixed
Estimated Mature Height 12-30 inches tall
Bloom Time Summer
Ships As Seed
Seeds Per Pound 3,401,942
Soil Moisture Average, Well Draining
Will Tolerate Sandy Soil, Loamy Soil
Native To Europe
Native to Europe from England to Greece and beyond.
Ideal Growing Region Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, Southwest, West, Pacific NorthWest
Zones 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Suggested Uses Deer Resistant, Hummingbirds & Butterflies, Showy Flowers, 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.
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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4.5

(based on 11 reviews)

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    (9)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Large areas (5)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Avid gardener (8)

    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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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    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

    Easy to grow with great color

    By Julies Green Thumb

    from Livermore Colorado

    About Me American Meadows Gardner, Avid Gardener

    Verified Reviewer

    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 clouwho

    from Harrisburg,PA

    About Me Avid Gardener

    Verified Reviewer

    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 forbzilla

      from Spokane WA

      About Me Avid Gardener

      Verified Reviewer

      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 Drake

        from Princeton, NJ

        About Me Avid Gardener

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

          Cons

            Best Uses

              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 Phaedra

              from Vermont

              About Me Avid Gardener

              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 Seedhead Chris

                  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 flopho

                    from central illinois

                    About Me Avid Gardener, Photographer

                    Verified Reviewer

                    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 Larkspur Fan

                      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.

                        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        A definite must buy

                        By ejani

                        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 Shutterbug

                            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 LAUREL

                              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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