We fell head over heels for these flowy, silky, semi-double and double blossoms. Less fleeting than other poppy varieties (and most romances), this wide assortment of crimson, rose, coral, salmon, and white is one of the most eye-catching arrays we’ve encountered. The red flowers in the mix were adopted by the American Legion after WW1 as the commemorative flower to memorialize fallen soldiers. These early, 2-3 foot stunners will dance in the breeze, taking your heart with them.
Days to Maturity: 90
Latin name: Papaver rheoas
Life cycle: Annual
Direct seed after last frost or start indoors 2-3 weeks beforehand. Planting Depth: 1/4.” Thin to 6″ when first true leaves appear. Row Spacing: 12-14″
For more tips on when to plant flower seed, check out our NW Flower Planting Calendar!
All of our seed is Non-GMO and Certified Organic by Washington State Department of Agriculture. We grow the majority of our varieties here at Deep Harvest Farm on Whidbey Island while we purchase the rest from other small, organic Northwest seed growers. Finally, all of our offerings are open-pollinated (OP) so that you too can save and share seed from these plants!