Every seed came up, they're about 3' tall with a sturdy stem. Waiting until mid March to put out in the southern (Ga) garden. Will be licking my lips watching them flower and fruit. I like these as an addition to a traditional red tomato salad.
I had 40 mph winds my greenhouse fell over and was so surprised the seeds survived two days in the cold under soil and are still growing. The roots were in tact so i transplanted them, they are doing just fine. 10 stars
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Flanders Red Poppy
Papaver rhoeas Flanders Red Poppy 100 Days
aka Red Corn Poppy
Packet contains ½ gram ~250 seeds
Native to Europe. Long known as the corn poppy because it flourishes as a weed in grain fields, the Flanders poppy as it is now usually called, grew profusely in the trenches and craters of Europe during WWI.
It was later used by French servicewomen to raise money for the families who lost men in the war.
Today it is probably the world’s most popular wildflower because of its brilliant and striking colors as well as it’s ability to grow wild year after year.
All parts of this plant contain the nonaddictive alkaloid rheadine. The general activity is soporific (inducing a deep sleep).