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Red Shirley Corn Poppy - Choose Packet Size - Bedding Flower - C83

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The red poppy, or Papaver rhoeas, is also commonly known as corn poppy, field poppy and Flanders poppy. It is a flowering plant that originates from Europe but also grows wild throughout the U.S. The red poppy is a popular garden plant due to its bright red flowers that it produces in midsummer. It grows well in a wide range of climates; red poppies also make suitable houseplants.

SEED COVERAGE: 300 seeds per square foot.

Select a planting site in full sun to partial shade. Red poppy is hardy outside as a perennial to U.S. Department of Agriculture hardiness zone 5, which means it can tolerate temperatures down to minus 20 F.

Fill a planting pot or flower bed with loose soil. Red poppies can tolerate a range of soil types, so long as it is not heavy clay. Add powdered limestone if necessary to raise the soil pH above 7.0.

Sow red poppy seeds thinly over the planting site without covering the seeds with soil. Plant the seeds outside in the spring after the last frost or in the fall after the first frost. A fall planting produces red poppies that bloom very early in the spring.

Propagate red poppies by division in the spring. Remove the mature plant from the soil without damaging the roots. Cut the plant into sections with a sharp, clean knife, ensuring that the roots in each section have an equal number of growth buds. Plant the red poppy divisions in other locations

The red corn poppy, also known as the Flanders poppy, serves as a symbol of remembrance for fallen soldiers. This brilliant flower opens atop 2- to 3-foot stems creating a brilliant flash of red. When planted in masses, poppies produce a blanket of color that seems to float above the ground. When left to naturalize, red poppies self-seed easily and spread to new areas. An initial planting of poppies produces blooms for many years.

Terms and conditions, READ THIS PLEASE: Orders over $14 from this ad will be shipped with tracking, Otherwise: Seeds will be shipped economy/standard or first class 2-10 day shipping (NO TRACKING and no planting instructions to keep seed costs to the buyer low), in a ziplock baggie. Our goal is to save you money on quality seeds. We are responsible sellers, and we make sure our buyers are well taken care of. Shipped within 2 business days after payment. We are a seller that caters to experienced gardeners. (germination and plant care information is readily available online, but if you can’t find germinating and care instructions, please feel free to message us). Most of our listings include germination instructions, so we do not ship growing instructions. Multiple orders of a single item will be combined into 1 ziplock. We are not responsible for buyer germination success, seeds have been tested. Seed count is approximate, and packaged by weight. Seeds vary in size, weight is exact, and based upon empirical count, quantity is estimated. Liability of seller is limited to the cost of the item(s).

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