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Red Corn Poppy Seeds Papaver rhoeas

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Unit Size Price Savings Qty
Packet $2.95
1 Ounce Package $10.95
1/4 Pound Package $24.95 43%
1 Pound Sack $54.95 69%
5 Pound Sack $199.95 ($39.99/Lb.) 77%
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  • Annual; Grows 12-30 Inches
  • Also called Remembrance Poppy, Flanders Poppy and Field Poppy
  • Prefers full sun exposure

Product Description

RED CORN POPPY SEEDS – Papaver rhoeas

Red corn poppies. Images of Van Gogh’s famous painting “Field of Poppies” or Monet’s “Poppy Field in Argenteuil” instantly come to mind. Flowers, especially bright red poppies, are the stuff of artist’s dreams. And gardeners’, too! Our Red Corn Poppy flower seeds (also known as Papaver Rhoeas) can provide you with your own poppy field or can complement other flower choices in your garden.

Red Corn Poppy seed can be planted in late autumn in colder climates or even in winter in warmer growing zones. Either way, you will be delighted with a beautiful show of brilliant color beginning in the spring months and lasting until warmer summer weather arrives. Expect these happy bloomers to self sow for new growth in succeeding seasons. Let our Red Corn Poppies inspire you to paint your own growing field of dreams

  • Fast Facts

    Name:Red Corn Poppy
    Botanical Name:Papaver rhoeas
    Life Cycle:Annual
    Color:Red
    Bloom Season:Spring/Summer
    Height:12-30 Inches
    Light Requirement:Sun
    Sowing Method:Direct Sow
    Seeds per Pound:Approx 3,200,000
    Hardiness Zones:3-9
    Ships:Year Around
  • Planting Instructions

    Papaver Rhoeas act as perennials in moderate climates, but they perform as annuals where freezing temperatures and snow occur in winter. These poppies germinate most successfully in cool to moderate temperatures and they are, in fact, frost tolerant. Poppies flower best under cool spring weather conditions. Bloom decreases on poppies as temperatures increase in summer months.

    In growing zones 3 – 7, the Red Corn Poppy, Shirley Poppy – Mixed Colors and the Shirley Poppy – Mixed Double seeds can be planted in late autumn or early spring when a light frost is still possible.

    In zones 8 – 10, these poppy seeds should be sown in late autumn or winter.

    Poppies only need soil that is ordinary and moist, but well drained. The seeds should not be planted deeply; they just need to be covered with soil. The best method for planting is to mix one part seed with 5 parts sand and scatter over the prepared growing area.

    These varieties of poppy seeds generally germinate in about 20 days. You can thin the seedlings to 6” to 8” apart after they emerge.

    If planting in rows, then plant the seeds 6” to 8” apart.

    Poppies do best if planted directly outdoors in their intended location rather than transplanting them. However, if necessary, they can be started in biodegradable peat pots indoors before the last spring frost. The entire peat pot can then be planted outdoors once the poppy seedlings are established.

    Poppies should be watered regularly, but they can tolerate dry conditions. It is not necessary to fertilize poppies.

    Red Corn Poppy and Shirley Poppy varieties can reach 2’ to 4’ in height at maturity with flowers up to 2” across.

    It generally takes about 60 to 90 days for poppies to bloom after the seed is planted. This timing depends very much on your growing zone and when you plant, along with Mother Nature’s cooperation. The bloom season for poppies is spring to summer. Poppy plants will bloom for a few weeks, but the length of bloom time can be extended by regular watering and application of mulch for moisture retention, as well as regular dead-heading of spent flowers. It is also recommended that the seed be sown in successive plantings to extend the bloom season of the poppies..

  • Seed Coverage

    AmountRecommended Coverage
      
    PacketUp to 100 Sq. Ft
    Ounce PackageUp to 625 Sq. Ft
    1/4 Pound PackageUp to 2,500 Sq. Ft
    1 Pound SackUp to 10,000 Sq. Ft
    5 Pound SackUp to 1.3 Acres

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Product Reviews

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Global Rating: 5.00 from 5 reviews
Red Corn Poppy Seeds 5.0

Review By Carolyn List

Red poppies

I really like poppies. Excellent

Red Corn Poppy Seeds 5.0

Review By TAWNI BALLINGER

Just planted

I like that there is a picture of this flower on the front of the packet. Also, this packet gives some specific information about this flower (ie. height) which helps me know where to plant it in the bed with other flowers.

Red Corn Poppy Seeds 5.0

Review By Crystal Griffin

Great germination

These were very easy and germinated quickly. I have small sprouts everywhere. Keeping them watered is all I'm doing and they are thriving! I will order these again next season for sure!

Red Corn Poppy Seeds 5.0

Review By Lizzie

Just like the painting!

I have a 3 acre meadow I did not know what to do with. Wildflowers seemed to be ideal for this spot and so I ordered a bunch of red corn poppy. The result has been really striking! I have another spot close by, I might try another variety so I have a different color. Maybe lupine...

Red Corn Poppy Seeds 5.0

Review By Cheryl Mulkey

Awesom Pure Red Color

I planted this beautiful poppy last year and it bloomed magnificently. I'm buying more this time. The red is a deep hue and absolutely gorgeous.

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