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).
AM013489 (1 Pound)
AM013490 (10 Pounds)
AM013491 (5 Pounds)
AM013492 (1/4 Pound)
Red Poppy, Corn Poppy, Shirley Poppy
|Seed Life Cycle|
Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
|Wildflower Mix or Specie|
Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, West, Southwest, Pacific Northwest
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
|Days to Germination|
14-21 days after sowing depending on soil and weather conditions.
|Days To Bloom|
40-70 days after germination
Europe from England to Greece and beyond.
|Seeds Per Pound|
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
Loamy Soil, Sandy Soil, Acidic Soil, Well-Drained Soil
Bee Friendly, Multiple Blooms / Rebloomer, Great For Mass Plantings, Extended Bloom Time (more than 4 weeks), Easy To Grow, Low Maintenance, Plants For Small Spaces, Good Rockgarden Or Alpine Plant, Deer Resistant
Direct sow recommended
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