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Red Corn Poppy Seeds

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  • Annual; One of the top classic flowers
  • Also called Remembrance Poppy, Flanders Poppy and Field Poppy
  • Poppy seeds require a cool period of 2-4 weeks to break dormancy, and some gardeners choose to cold stratify their seeds.

Fast Facts

Life Cycle:Annual
Light Requirement:Full Sun
Planting Season:Spring, Fall
Color:Red
Plant Height:Up to 28 inches
Plant Spacing:6-8 inches
Planting Depth:1/16 inch
Sowing Method:Direct Sow
Water Needs:Low
Cold Stratification:Yes
Seeds per Packet:500 mg
Hardiness Zones:3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Ships:Year Round
Plant Type:Tall green stalks with brilliant red blossoms with dark center
Features:Open Pollinated, Attracts Pollinators, Dry Area Tolerant, Container Garden, Easy to Grow & Maintain
Blooms:Spring, Late Spring, Early Summer, Summer

About Red Corn Poppy Seeds

Papaver rhoeas

Buy Poppy Seeds by the Packet or in Bulk

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 an 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

Life Cycle:Annual
Light Requirement:Full Sun
Planting Season:Spring, Fall
Color:Red
Plant Height:Up to 28 inches
Plant Spacing:6-8 inches
Planting Depth:1/16 inch
Sowing Method:Direct Sow
Water Needs:Low
Cold Stratification:Yes
Seeds per Packet:500 mg
Hardiness Zones:3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Ships:Year Round
Plant Type:Tall green stalks with brilliant red blossoms with dark center
Features:Open Pollinated, Attracts Pollinators, Dry Area Tolerant, Container Garden, Easy to Grow & Maintain
Blooms:Spring, Late Spring, Early Summer, Summer

About Red Corn Poppy Seeds

Papaver rhoeas

Buy Poppy Seeds by the Packet or in Bulk

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 an 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

How to Plant Red Corn Poppy Seeds

When to Plant Poppy Seeds

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.

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.

Where to Plant Poppy Seeds

Poppies only need soil that is ordinary and moist, but well drained. They also do well in full sun.

How to Plant Poppy Seeds

Poppy seeds require a cool period to break dormancy, and some gardeners choose to cold stratify their seeds.

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.

The seeds should not be planted deeply; they just need to be compressed into the soil, as they need light to germinate. The best method for planting is to mix one part seed with 5 parts sand and scatter over the prepared growing area.

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

How to Care for Poppies

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

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

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 deadheading of spent flowers. It is also recommended that the seed be sown in successive plantings to extend the bloom season of the poppies.

Visit our Poppy planting guide page to learn more and watch planting videos.

Download Printable Planting Guide

Seed Coverage for Red Corn Poppy Seeds

Amount
Recommended Coverage
Packet
Up to 80 Sq. Ft
1 Ounce
Up to 625 Sq. Ft
1/4 Pound
Up to 2,500 Sq. Ft
1 Pound
Up to 10,000 Sq. Ft
5 Pounds
Up to 1.25 Acres

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From Our Customers

5.00/5 Based on 5 Reviews

  1. Red poppies

    I really like poppies. Excellent

  2. 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.

  3. 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!

  4. 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...

  5. 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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