Amazing Grey Corn Poppy Seeds

3.304347826087 out of 5 stars
(23 reviews)
Availability: Out of Stock

The beauty of 'Amazing Grey' is beyond compare! Crepe-paper like blooms unfurl into single and half-double blooms, each unique. Bred over 18 years from a single bloom in the Mother of Pearl poppy blend, the breeder isolated the purple-grey flowers, although you may see an occasional burgundy bloom. A practically care-free annual and a pollinator favorite, these poppies reseed making them ideal for naturalized areas. A 2018 Fleuroselect Novelty award winner. Drought tolerant and deer resistant.

$2.29 50 mg (~300 seeds)

Botanical Name: Papaver rhoeas

Family: Papaveraceae

Native: Europe, Africa, Asia

Hardiness: Annual

Plant Dimensions: 15"–27" tall and 12" wide

Variety Information: 2"–2½" blooms in shades of grey, blue, and purple, and some edged with white.

Exposure: Full sun

Bloom Period: Spring to summer

Attributes: Attracts Pollinators, Drought Tolerant

When to Sow Outside: RECOMMENDED. 4 to 6 weeks before your average last frost date, or as soon as soil can be worked; or fall for bloom the following spring. Mild Climates: Fall sowing recommended.

When to Start Inside: Not recommended. Does not transplant well.

Days to Emerge: 10–15 Days

Seed Depth: Press into surface

Seed Spacing: A group of 3 seeds every 6"–8"

Thinning: When 1"–2" tall, thin to 1 every 6"–8"

Special Instructions: Corn poppies often reseed. Deadhead (remove spent blooms) if reseeding is not desired.

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Amazing Grey Corn Poppy Seeds Reviews

23 reviews


3 out of 5 stars May 8, 2021
Purchased this seed packet beginning of 2021, really looking forward to this shade of flower, however, yhe poppies are blooming red. Still beautiful! Just not what I ordered.
Rachel from GA
Owner Response: Dear Rachel, thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We do guarantee our seed and a customer service representative will contact you shortly with assistance.

Wrong seeds!

3 out of 5 stars May 12, 2021
I am growing these for a wedding next month and the first one that bloomed was red!!!! Really hoping the rest will be the right color or we might be pruning these the day of the wedding.....red is not in the color scheme!!! :'( But still a beautiful bloom none the less. :)
Christina from CA
Owner Response: Christina, an occasional red or burgundy bloom is to be expected from this variety as it was selected from a parent mix that contains red blooming poppies. You can cull the red blooming plants before they go to seed to avoid them reseeding.

Not true to picture

3 out of 5 stars May 20, 2021
Like others have mentioned, my poppy flowers are not as pictured. I have some very pretty pink to magenta poppies instead! However, this issue is from Botanical Interests. Due to a low germination rate, I also bought some seedlings from a nursery. So far, those flowers are bright red! If you look up photos of this variety, there is a lot of variation (though so far I have no purple or lilac colors). I have had much better luck with the single black poppy varieties.
Ria from CA
Owner Response: Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. As stated on the back of your seed packet, the 'Amazing Grey' was bred over 18 years from a single bloom in the Mother of Pearl poppy blend, the breeder isolated the purple-grey flowers, although you may see an occasional burgundy bloom. If you are unsatisfied with the outcome of your packet we happily guarantee our seed and a customer service agent will gladly assist you.

Unique coloring

4 out of 5 stars Jun 27, 2021
I am in zone6a, I directly sow these in ground in early may and now have flowers in late June. This one definitely has a low heat tolerance. The foliage started yellowing before flower and the buds are smaller compared to American legion. There's a shades of colors from pale pink(almost white) to dark greyish purple for me. I probably will try to start them this year in fall to see if they will develop better flowers in early spring.
Qian from MI

Other seeds

1 out of 5 stars Jul 4, 2021
I ordered a gray poppy, but I'm so sad that it's red.
Eun from WA
Owner Response: Hi Eun, We are sorry you had difficulty germinating these seeds. Poppies are usually pretty carefree, but it does help to sow them in the winter or early spring and make sure not to bury the seeds as light aids germination. You ca expect an occasional red flower in this blend. A customer service agent will be with you soon to help.

No Germination

1 out of 5 stars Jul 6, 2021
Looked forward to starting my first oacket of Poppy seeds this Spring, but had no luck with germinating direct sown seeds.
Heidi from PA
Owner Response: Hi Heidi, You can get the best germination from poppies by sowing them in the winter and making sure they are on the soil surface as light aids germination. You can find more tips in the article linked under the "learn more" tab of this page. We absolutely guarantee our seeds and test them frequently vi a third-party laboratory to ensure germination meets federal standards and our own. Please don't hesitate to contact us when you are having issues. A customer service agent will contact you soon to help.

Got a nice variety of colors!

5 out of 5 stars Jul 15, 2021
I'm surprised and happy that these grew in many shades of greyish purple, purplish pink, pinkish white, and red violet, with crinkly skirts of different hues among them. They were direct-sowed and then forgotten--no babying despite drought and storm. Looks like most germinated. Quite the display. I'm the envy of my neighborhood gardeners. So unique--I love these!
Gale from IL

No poppies???

2 out of 5 stars Jul 30, 2021
I ordered the amazing gray, Lauren's grape, california, and mikado poppies to make a poppy field. I dug up and dedicated a segment of my garden just for it. I weeded it and mixed in some soil(it's almost completely sand where we live) and it's the same soil that I used everywhere else and same weeding process I did everywhere else and my poppy field was not a poppy field. The only seeds that took were a few California poppies and mikado poppies. It was all ragweed???? I don't understand what happened but I'm pretty bummed that I didn't get any of the gray or grape poppies. I did as the packet said. The only thing was I sowed the seeds about 2 weeks before the last frost not 4 weeks but I don't see how that would be an issue. I just sowed some again to see if it'll do anything. I know it's the middle of the summer but I thought I'd see if it was a fluke or something.
Vivian from MI
Owner Response: Hi Vivian, It sounds like you stirred up some weed seeds when amending the area, which is really common. These weed seeds would not have been from our seed packets. poppies germinate best when they are sown in winter and just as a reminder, seeds should not be covered as light aids germination. Because they are surface sown keeping the seeds consistently moist in summer will mean watering several times a day.


5 out of 5 stars Aug 4, 2021
This year I tried winter sowing and these poppies have been blooming for a month and a half. Success. I love their grey, purple, pinkish, paper-like flowers and the little pods are adorable. I planted them with bachelors buttons, and Chinese forget me nots. I will definitely grow them next year.
Susan from NY

Amazingly as pictured

5 out of 5 stars Sep 11, 2021
I started mine from your seed and they bloomed just as pictured. Some had a slight pink touch but all blooms were definitely more like a black and white photo. Truly amazing. Wish I could attach a photo for proof. I did save seed from these flowers so we'll see what happens next year.
Tina from CO

Potential user error

3 out of 5 stars Oct 9, 2021
I started these in a greenhouse, planted them outside in March. They did ok. The plants looked ok, and had a few really nice blooms but not very prolific. I will sow the seed I collected but probably won't buy these again.
Joshua from MO
Owner Response: Hi Joshua, Poppies suffer when transplanted. For best results try sowing them in place in winter.

Grey poppies

4 out of 5 stars Oct 13, 2021
Got off to a slow start because of all the rain here in the northeast. They finally blossomed but were small. I hope they reseed for next year, hopefully a better growing season.
Pat from ME

Amazing Gray Poppy

4 out of 5 stars Oct 21, 2021
These sprouted late but were vigorous vines and climbed the wood fence. The flowers are gorgeous.
margaret from CO

Amazing Grey Poppies

4 out of 5 stars Oct 27, 2021
I winter-sowed in milk jugs and planted out in spring. I had blooms in June ranging from white to purply-grey. Not the strongest plant (maybe because I transplanted?) it couldn't take the heat of summer so I didn't get a lot of flowers but they were pretty.
Angela from NC
Owner Response: Hi Angela, We recommend direct sowing poppies because they do not transplant well, leading to less robust plants.

Very dissappointing

1 out of 5 stars Nov 12, 2021
Poor germination, seedlings did not survive tpotting up, never got a single plant that could transplant outdoors.
Laura from WA
Owner Response: Hi Laura, Poppies do not transplant well and we do not recommend it. We sure hope you will try again using the recommended outdoor sowing instructions.

amazing grey poppies

5 out of 5 stars Dec 12, 2021
I absolutely loved this flower. It was my first experience with this variety. they germinated well and the blossoms were stunning. I will do them again.
Michelle from VT

I planted these seeds

2 out of 5 stars Jan 15, 2022
But they never came up. Maybe I did something wrong but that's what happened
Rosanne from NC
Owner Response: Hi Rosanne, We are sorry that you didn't get these to germinate. We have some tips that can help. Sowing these seeds in late fall or winter with produce the best results. Also, these poppies need light to germinate and should not be buried. If the winter and spring are not wet seasons the soil should be watered to make sure seeds stay moist. We sure hope that helps. Quality is very important to us and seeds are tested frequently to ensure germination rates meet federal and our own standards. Happy gardening!

Papery poppies

5 out of 5 stars Jan 15, 2022
These were special. Planted them in the garden with the veggies. So delicate and plentiful.
Diane from CO

Amazing Grey Poppies

5 out of 5 stars Jan 16, 2022
Direct sowed according to the package and enjoyed the most lovely and delicate flowers! Definitely planting again this season.
Kim from MN

Unique Specimen But Small

4 out of 5 stars Feb 26, 2022
Very unique gray-blue-violet color. Easy to get started, no fuss just scratch into the surface when soil temps are cool. The flowers are a fun addition to an existing patch, but stand alone they aren't huge show-stoppers. Flower size was lackluster with stems shorter/petite for cut bouquets.
Allison from MA


2 out of 5 stars Mar 31, 2022
My first bloom was red and reading these reviews it doesn't look good for the rest
Meranda from NY
Owner Response: Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. As stated on the back of your seed packet, the 'Amazing Grey' was bred over 18 years from a single bloom in the Mother of Pearl poppy blend, the breeder isolated the purple-grey flowers, although you may see an occasional burgundy bloom. A customer service agent will be in contact by email to help.

Took me by surprise

4 out of 5 stars Apr 19, 2022
I had planted these in anticipation for my April 22nd wedding in Zone 9B. I started them inside in biodegradable pots so not to disturb the roots. They barely made it. Once I transplanted, they didn't survive. I did, however, forget that I planted a handful of these in a raised bed. To my surprise those all survived. The colors are amazing. Dark violets that fade into light pinks. Each one was a different shade and ombre. Next year I'll direct sow and wait. Wish I could add a picture.
Owner Response: Hi Samantha, We are so glad you got to enjoy the gorgeous poppies. We recommend direct sowing the seeds in fall/winter for best results; poppy seedlings do not transplant well. Congratulations!

Seeds are not good

1 out of 5 stars Jun 12, 2022
I follow the direction and lightly pressed into the starter soil. They didn't grow to 15"-27"...it was more like 3 inches max and the flower is white and miniature. Very disappointed!
Naikwan from NC
Owner Response: Hello, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We're sorry your disappointed with the results of these seeds. These seeds were bred over 18 years from a single bloom in the Mother of Pearl poppy blend, having white-grey flowers should be expected, following a variety of colors. We recommend direct sowing these seeds in the fall/winter for the best results. A customer service representative will be with you soon to ensure your satisfaction!

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