Poppy, Red Corn Seeds - (Papaver rhoeas)

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SKU:
F1181
Seed Count:
Approx 200 seeds per pack
Type:
Annual
Height:
12-30"
Status:
Heirloom, Non-Hybrid, Non-GMO seeds
  • Red Corn Poppy - (Papaver rhoeas)
  • Red Corn Poppy - (Papaver rhoeas)
  • Red Corn Poppy - (Papaver rhoeas)
  • Red Corn Poppy - (Papaver rhoeas)
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Description

Red Corn Poppy - The Remembrance Poppy

A deep, almost blood red poppy with plants that grow 12 – 30" tall and are very attractive to pollinators. Direct sow in early to late spring for a summer bloom, and in late fall for an early spring showing. Expect a profusion of flowers from June through to September from this fully hardy flower that self-sows readily.

Also called Flanders poppy, corn rose, field poppy or common poppy, it is a very old native of Europe, growing in areas of disturbed soil.

History

Since early recorded times it has been closely linked as an old symbol of agricultural fertility in Europe, signifying death and rebirth as the blooms spring forth in spring with their exuberant bright red colors.

Known since World War I as a symbol of remembrance thanks to the very famous poem "In Flanders Fields" by Canadian Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae, a field surgeon who noticed the bright blooms in the trenches and field near Ypres, Belgium in May of 1915.

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