Single Mixed Corn Poppy
This poppy mix shows off colors from deep, almost blood red to a lighter, almost white. The plants 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.
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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gorgeous and cheerful
These are better than I had hoped for. We have wild orange poppies here and I was hoping these would be similar but in more shades of color. There so many colors - shades of pink, rose, red, peach, white - all bright and cheerful. I sowed them in a 144 cell tray in the middle of March. Excellent germination rate. Didn't put them in the garden until quite late - just had too many other plants to take care of. They went in the garden on May 1st. We've had very little rain. I watered them a bit at first. Now they are flowering and don't need water. The display changes every day. Each flower is fleeting, but there are many each day and the most cheerful flower in the meadow garden. I hope they self sow! I'll be starting more next year. Love them!