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Gran's Garden Seeds

Poppy, Red Poppy Wildflower Seeds

Poppy, Red Poppy Wildflower Seeds

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Red Poppy Seeds (Papaver rhoeas L.).

Over 800 seeds per package. 

The Red Poppy is one of the most popular wildflowers in all the world, and it easily establishes from Poppy seeds. It is also known as Shirley Poppy, Flanders Poppy, American Legion Poppy, (the red poppy is the symbol of the American Legion, handed out for Memorial Day), Corn Poppy. This wildflower is native to most of all Europe and North Africa. Growing Poppies from seed is such a rewarding experience.

Growing poppy flowers have been used for medicinal and culinary purposes over the centuries. The seeds of the poppy are currently used in flavoring for breads and cakes and for the production of poppy seed oil.

Season: Short lived Perennial, most gardeners grow poppies as an annual.
USDA Zones: 3 - 9
Height: 12 - 15 inches
Bloom Season: Summer
Bloom Color: Red
Environment: Full sun
Soil Type: Loose, well-drained
Deer Resistant: Yes
Temperature: 55 - 60F
Average Germ Time: 21 - 28 days
Light Required: Yes
Depth: Do not cover the seed but press into the soil
Moisture: Keep seeds moist until germination
Plant Spacing: 12 inches

Red Poppies are favorites with gardeners because they grow so successfully from wildflower seed, and they transform a dull boring landscape into an intense display of gorgeous red blooms. Since they are perennials (short lived), they grow quickly from flower seeds each spring and drop new Red Poppy wildflower seeds in the fall.

Poppy plant care involves the deadheading of spent flowers, resulting in more prolific blooms of the poppy plant. Poppy flowers need limited watering once they have settled into their location. Too much water can result in tall, leggy, unattractive growth of the growing poppy flower.

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