Papaver commutatum. In Flanders Fields where poppies grow… These Heirloom bright red poppies are known as the Remembrance Day poppy. They are a good choice for interplanting with grasses or other wildflowers since they self-seed fairly reliably, without becoming weedy. Approx. 24” tall.
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.