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American Legion Corn Poppy Seeds

American Legion Corn Poppy Seeds

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John McCrae, a Canadian physician and soldier who served in World War I, immortalized the Flanders poppy, also known as corn poppy. His poem, "In Flanders Fields" spoke of these red poppies as reminders of those who had lost their lives in war. Scatter them in early spring or fall for your own personal memorial, or simply enjoy them for their glorious beauty.

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  • Sowing Info

Variety Info

Family: Papaveraceae

Type: Corn Poppy (Learn More)

Native: Europe, Asia, and Africa

Hardiness: Annual

Exposure: Full sun

Bloom Period: Spring and summer

Plant Dimensions: 12"–14" tall and wide

Variety Info: 2"–3" vibrant red blooms sometimes with black markings in the center.

Attributes: Attracts Pollinators, Cut Flower, Deer Resistant, Drought Tolerant

Sowing Info

When to Sow Outside: RECOMMENDED. 4 to 6 weeks before your average last frost date, or as soon as soil can be worked; or fall for bloom the following spring. Mild Climates: Fall sowing recommended.

When to Start Inside: Not recommended; does not transplant well.

Days to Emerge: 10–15 days

Seed Depth: Scatter and rake in lightly

Thinning: When 1"–2" tall, thin to 1 every 9"