American Legion Corn Poppy Seeds


3.75 out of 5 stars
(12 reviews)
Availability: In Stock

John McCrae, a Canadian physician and soldier who served in World War I, immortalized the Flanders poppy, also known as corn poppy. His poem, "In Flanders Fields" spoke of these red poppies as reminders of those who had lost their lives in war. Scatter them in early spring or fall for your own personal memorial, or simply enjoy them for their glorious beauty.

$2.29 1 gram (~5,600 seeds)

Botanical Name: Papaver rhoeas

Family: Papaveraceae

Native: Europe, Asia, and Africa

Hardiness: Annual

Plant Dimensions: 12"–14" tall and wide

Variety Information: 2"–3" vibrant red blooms sometimes with black markings in the center.

Exposure: Full sun

Bloom Period: Spring and summer

Attributes: Attracts Pollinators, Cut Flower, Deer Resistant, 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: Scatter and rake in lightly

Thinning: When 1"–2" tall, thin to 1 every 9"

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American Legion Corn Poppy Seeds Reviews

12 reviews

American Legion Corn Poppy Seeds

3 out of 5 stars Apr 3, 2020
Planted last fall along with several other types of Poppy Seeds. Have yet to see any come up yet.
Jerry Shaulis from CO

American Legion Corn Poppy Seeds

1 out of 5 stars Jun 10, 2020
The seeds did not grow any more than planted in indoor and most dyed. Planted indoor with temperature warm. Will not order again.
Brett from TX
Owner Response: Hi Brett, Thank you for taking time to leave a review. We recommend starting these seeds outdoors (they do not transplant well) before your average last frost or in your area they should be sown on the soil surface fall for best results. We hope you will try this beautiful variety again.

Beautiful blooms

5 out of 5 stars Jun 15, 2020
I planted these last fall, unsure if I would see them come up in the spring. It's mid-June and I saw my first flower today! I have 3-4 large plants now with lots of blooms on them. Make sure to thin them when they are small so the plants you keep can get nice and big.
Katie from CO

American Legion Poppies

5 out of 5 stars Aug 9, 2020
Wow! These were beautiful! The germination rate was great, as has been all your seed, the poppies were an intense red, they were tall without drooping and long lasting. THANKS.
Donna Horn from IA

not so great

3 out of 5 stars Aug 31, 2020
The poppies had small blooms and were yhe color or a light orange and not the deep red I was hoping for.
Joshua Santoli from MD
Owner Response: Hi Joshua, Thank you for making us aware of this issue. While bloom size can vary some with growing conditions the color should be close to a true red. A customer service agent will be with you soon.

Wonderful poppies

5 out of 5 stars Nov 23, 2020
The seeds germinated well and the flowers were beautiful.
Melinda Marsh from OH

Didn't grow

1 out of 5 stars Nov 30, 2020
None of my seeds I purchased grew. I tried them in the ground and also in pots.
Colleen Baldwin from MN
Owner Response: Hi Colleen, We have some tips for making poppy sowing more successful. We do not recommend sowing them indoors and they do not transplant well. We do recommend sowing them in fall or late winter and they need to be sown on the soil surface because light aids germination. Our seed lots are all tested frequently to ensure germination rates exceed federal and our own standards. A customer service agent will be with you soon to help.

So happy

5 out of 5 stars Mar 3, 2021
I'm definitely not an expert gardener but these grew for me. All I did was throw a crap ton of seeds over some mulch & even scattered a few in my raised garden bed - that was in October or November of 2020 - I started noticing sprouts early February 2021. Today is March 3rd & they are definitely growing well, all on their own. I haven't been watering them or anything special. I did try to transplant one but that didn't work out. Other than that, super easy to grow here in Central Florida. Can't wait to see them bloom. (I will update this review with pictures as soon as they do.)
Paige from FL

Still waiting

2 out of 5 stars May 20, 2021
I planted the poppy seeds in mid March and I am still waiting for them to grow. Most seeds I buy from you guys germinate. These were a disappointment.
Jocelyn from NM
Owner Response: Dear Jocelyn, thank you for taking the time to let us know of this issue. We happily guarantee our seeds and a customer service representative will contact you with assistance.

Gorgeous shades of red poppies!!!!

5 out of 5 stars Jun 27, 2021
I am in zone 6A and direct sow these in ground as directed a couple weeks before last frost date(Early May). They germinated really well but took off slowly. At first I thought maybe I wasn't going to get any flowers because we had a long spring drought. Surprisingly, they started sending up flower stalks Mid June. Now I have an abundance of red poppies in late June. I'm hoping that some will self seed this fall for some early blooms next year!!! Definitely recommend it!
Qian from MI

More poppies!

5 out of 5 stars Jan 2, 2022
So I did an experiment and winter seeded the poppy seeds, beginning about February/March. They sprouted beautifully, and as soon as the ground was workable I put the entire lot out in the wild yard. Come spring, these beauties grew and bloomed for a long time, and I am hopeful to see them sprout again after the spent heads self-seeded. I have purchased and will be winter seeding more varieties this year. If I am successful it will not be long before I have my wild yard fills up with many types and colors of poppies.
Milda from ID


5 out of 5 stars Jul 4, 2022
My poppy garden is the talk of the neighborhood! We Love all your seeds, never had a problem. People ask me how I do it because poppies are hard to grow. I consider them easy to grow, you just have to know what to do. They need light to germinate, they need to stay damp while germinating and they need TLC. Above all, they don't like weeds.
Rich from NY

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