Papaver rhoea. In Flanders Fields the poppies blow.... These Heirloom bright red poppies are known as the Remembrance Day poppy. These hardy annuals will grow 24” tall making them a good choice for interplanting with grasses, or other wildflowers. They self- seed fairly reliably, without becoming weedy. Great for borders, rock gardens or for cutting. Can be direct seeded in spring or mid-fall. Look for both annual and perennial poppies to brighten up your garden all season long. An excellent addition when included in a wildflower meadow to attract beneficials such as bees and butterflies. Zone 7-9. Approx. 650 seeds/pkg.
Start inside 4-6 weeks before last frost in peat pots. Cover seed lightly and provide darkness. Poppies dislike transplanting, best direct seeded once the soil warms up to 21 degrees C. To plant, cover seed with 1⁄8 inches soil. Transplant or thin plants to 10-12 inches apart in a full sun location.
Do not over water or fertilize. Deadhead regularly. Poppies make good cut flowers if you singe the cut ends with a candle flame to stop the flow of sap. Self seeds freely.