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  • Tall-growing annual with feathery blooms
  • Heirloom pollinator attractor with unique red & white Summer blooms
  • 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, Partial Shade
Planting Season:Spring
Color:Red
Plant Height:Up to 32 inches
Plant Spacing:6-8 inches
Planting Depth:1/16 inch
Sowing Method:Start Indoors, Direct Sow
Water Needs:Average
Cold Stratification:Yes
Seeds per Packet:300 mg
Hardiness Zones:3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Ships:Year Round
Plant Type:Tall green stalks with red and white feathery blossoms.
Features:Heirloom, Attracts Pollinators, Dry Area Tolerant, Container Garden, Easy to Grow & Maintain
Blooms:Summer

About Poppy Seeds - Danish Flag

Papaver somniferum

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Poppy Seeds - Danish Flag

A beautiful Poppy Seed variety, the somniferum "Danish Flag" is characterized by its bold color pattern. Vibrant red with a bright white cross through the center, this striking flower resembles the national flag of Denmark, giving this poppy somniferum seed variety its name. The Danish Flag poppy has a unique "feathered" petal on a 5" wide bloom that's sure to make quite an impact when planted in groups.

Fast Facts

Life Cycle:Annual
Light Requirement:Full Sun, Partial Shade
Planting Season:Spring
Color:Red
Plant Height:Up to 32 inches
Plant Spacing:6-8 inches
Planting Depth:1/16 inch
Sowing Method:Start Indoors, Direct Sow
Water Needs:Average
Cold Stratification:Yes
Seeds per Packet:300 mg
Hardiness Zones:3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Ships:Year Round
Plant Type:Tall green stalks with red and white feathery blossoms.
Features:Heirloom, Attracts Pollinators, Dry Area Tolerant, Container Garden, Easy to Grow & Maintain
Blooms:Summer

About Poppy Seeds - Danish Flag

Papaver somniferum

Buy Poppy Seeds by the Packet or in Bulk

Poppy Seeds - Danish Flag

A beautiful Poppy Seed variety, the somniferum "Danish Flag" is characterized by its bold color pattern. Vibrant red with a bright white cross through the center, this striking flower resembles the national flag of Denmark, giving this poppy somniferum seed variety its name. The Danish Flag poppy has a unique "feathered" petal on a 5" wide bloom that's sure to make quite an impact when planted in groups.

How to Plant Danish Flag 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.

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Seed Coverage for Poppy Seeds - Danish Flag

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Recommended Coverage
Packet
Up to 80 Sq. Ft
1 Ounce
Up to 625 Sq. Ft

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  1. Awesome seeds

    Absolutely phenomenal seeds i’ve never had much success with Danish flag seeds in the past maybe 10 out of 100 would take but with the seeds I Purchased from here100 out of 100 every seed I’ve sowed so far have pooped I will definitely be purchasing all my seeds from Eden brothers from now on

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