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.