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Heirloom Crimson Poppies

Legion of Honor

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Heirloom Crimson Poppies

Legion of Honor

(Papaver rhoeas)
EXCLUSIVE - Classic crimson corn poppies have elegant cup-shaped single blossoms that glow in the sun with conc...
(Papaver rhoeas)
EXCLUSIVE - Classic crimson corn poppies have elegant cup-shaped single blossoms that glow in the sun with concentrated lustrous color. They blanket open fields throughout late spring and early summer all over Western Europe and have come to symbolize the valor of fallen soldiers. The brilliant 3 inch silky flowers sway gracefully on nodding stems 1 1/2 to 2 feet above finely cut foliage. This beloved antique flower resows easily to bloom generously every year.
Seed Count: Approx. 4000 / Weight: 1 gm
$ 2.79

ANNUAL

Spring/summer bloom
Frost hardy

 

BEST TO START DIRECTLY IN THE GARDEN

Sow seeds directly into a finely textured garden bed in full sun as early in spring as ground can be worked. To help space the fine seeds, mix with dry sand before sowing. Cover very lightly with fine soil and keep seed bed moist as seedlings emerge over 7 to 14 days.

 

THIN OR TRANSPLANT

Poppies do not transplant well so we advise sowing the seeds directly in the garden. Be sure to thin crowded seedlings early; final plant spacing should be 4 to 6 inches apart so plants have room to fully mature and bloom.

 

GROWING NOTES

Plant as early as possible in spring, as poppies can handle frost and bloom best and longest when plants get a good start in cool weather. In mild winter climates, sow seed in late fall to overwinter for spring bloom. Weed and water young seedlings carefully. Mature plants can handle dry conditions but appreciate regular water in hot locations.

Plant In

Sun/Shade

Planting Depth

Space Seeds

Days To Germinate

Mature Height

Feb – May
Mild climates: Fall
Full sun
Barely cover
Very thinly
7 – 14 days
1 1/2 – 2 feet

Plant In

Sun/Shade

Planting Depth

Space Seeds

Days To Germinate

Mature Height

Feb – May
Mild climates: Fall
Full sun
Barely cover
Very thinly
7 – 14 days
1 1/2 – 2 feet

Plant In

Feb – May
Mild climates: Fall

Sun/Shade

Full sun

Planting Depth

Barely cover

Space Seeds

Very thinly

Days To Germinate

7 – 14 days

Mature Height

1 1/2 – 2 feet

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