The Old Farmer's Almanac American Legion Corn Poppy Seeds - Premium Non-GMO, Open Pollinated, USA Origin, Flower Seeds

One of summer’s most radiant flowers, delicate and vivid red poppies evoke feelings of remembrance and joy. American Legion Corn Poppies look great in flowerbeds or scattered in wildflower gardens. Premium, non-GMO, American Legion Corn Poppy Seeds from The Old Farmer's Almanac have high germination rates and are proudly sourced from American farms.

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Brilliant Red Blooms: One of summer’s most radiant flowers, delicate and vivid red poppies evoke feelings of remembrance and joy.

Flowers Your Way: Poppies work well planted with other flower varieties in mixed wildflower gardens; or planted separately to create a field of bright, crimson red.

Freshly Packed: These seeds are packed for the current growing season and will provide high germination rates next year as well.

Premium Packaging: All seeds from The Old Farmer’s Almanac are packaged in individually styled packets ideal for gifts, storage or immediate use. Each packet displays the flower, vegetable, plant or herb variety on the front with instructions and plant facts on the back.

American Legion Corn Poppies are easy to grow from seed and can be sown outdoors in the early spring or late fall. They prefer rich soil that is slight- ly moist; but well drained. To increase visibility during sowing, mix 1 part seeds with 5 parts sand. Broadcast the resulting blend over your planting area; and gently rake it in before tamping down to ensure good contact with the soil. Poppies will thrive in full sun; but don’t like high humidity or intense summer heat. Water occasionally.

Harvest Corn Poppies when the flowers have just opened. For best results, gently strip foliage that will fall below the vase's water level.

Deadhead faded blossoms to encourage additional growth. If blooms are left on, poppies will often self-sow for future seasons. 

Help Your Plants Thrive with Weed Control: Weeds compete with vegetables, flowers and other plants for water, space and nutrients. Give your plants their best life by keeping weeds under control with Organic Weed Barrier Paper, mulch or careful weeding.

Are Your Seeds Non-GMO? What Does Non-GMO Mean?
Non-GMO means seeds (or other products) that were produced without genetic engineering and were not derived from GMOs (Genetically Modified Organisms). All of our seeds are non-GMO.

Where do Your Seeds Come From?
Most of the seeds offered on our site are USA Origin seeds sourced from certified US based suppliers. We do also source a small number of seeds from other countries. To view the specific origin of any of our current seed offerings, check the seed packet or look in the specifications for "Country of Origin" on any product page.

Are Your Seeds Packed for the Current Growing Season?
All of our seed packets are packed for the current growing season. If stored properly they will provide high germination rates for 1-2 additional years as well.

How Can I Store My Seeds Safely for Use in the Future?
Our seeds will generally retain their high germination rates for several years from the date of purchase. If you're planning on saving your seeds for us in the future, the most important thing to remember that seeds like to be stored where it is cool, dry and dark. The easiest way to ensure this for long term storage at home is to double-seal your seeds inside two zipper style bags and then place them in the freezer. (Make sure you label your seeds for future reference if they're not in original packaging.) When you're ready to plant your seeds, take just the ones you want to use out of the freezer and let them sit on a counter, in a covered container, for a few days to thaw and stabilize before being planted. To preserve germination rates, minimize temperature, light and humidity fluctuations by storing your seeds at the back of the freezer and only taking them out when you're ready to use them.

The Package with my Seeds in was Left Outside in Freezing and/or Rainy Weather. Will the Seeds Still Work?
As long as your seeds have not gotten wet they should work fine. Freezing temperatures will not hurt the seeds.

Are Your Seeds Treated?
No. The USDA Certified Organic Program prohibits the use of treated seeds. All of our seeds -- whether certified organic or not -- are untreated.

The Old Farmer's Almanac Premium Corn Poppy Seeds (American Legion)

UPC Code 850008688515
Seed Count Approximately 5000 Seeds Per Gram
Packed for Year These seeds are packed for the current growing season and will provide high germination rates next year as well.
Country of Origin United States
Packaging Packet or Resealable Pouch
Seed Type Non-GMO, Premium, Open Pollinated, Flower
Life Cycle Annual
Hardiness Zone USDA 3-10
Scientific (Latin) Name Papaver Rhoeas
Other (Common) Names Field Poppy, Red Poppy, Flander's Poppy, Common Poppy, Corn Poppy
Growth Medium Soil
When to Plant Early Spring or Late Fall
Planting Depth Broadcast & Tamp
Plant Spacing 6-12 Inches
Row Spacing 6-12 Inches
Light Preference Full Sun
Moisture Preference Water occasionally
Time to Germination 7-14 Days
Time to Maturity / Harvest 65-85 Days
Plant Height 12-18 Inches
Plant Spread 6-12 Inches
Re-Seeding Seeds Will Drop and Self Sow for Next Year Unless Dead Headed
Deadheading Deadhead faded blossoms