Transform your wildflower meadow or garden with these incredible and beautiful red poppy seed balls! These will help you to produce plentiful blooms filled with passionate poppy
Famed around the world for the carpet of red beauty they create when in full bloom, Red Poppies are a must-have addition to any outdoor area. This low maintenance, easy-to-grow annual is also deer resistant and a magnet for pollinators, making it perfect for a wide range of regions throughout the United States. Plus, each package of Red Poppy seed balls contains 100% pure, non-GMO and neonicotinoid-free seeds; so you can be sure that your blooms will be vibrant and healthy.
Best of all, we are proud to offer this amazing product with a Guaranteed to Grow assurance meaning you'll have picture perfect poppies in every corner come summertime!
We can't help but feel joy when we see them swaying in the summer breeze, they bring color and beauty to any patio, windowsill or garden.
Each Red Poppy Wildflower (Papaver Rhoeas) seed ball contains 20-25 red poppy seeds. We recommend planting one seed ball per square foot for a meadow look.
Fun Fact: The extraordinary Red poppy has the potential to lie dormant for up to 80 years. This long lasting flower is a true testament of resilience; it chose to bloom in some of history's most harrowing battlefields after the soil was disturbed during WWI. Since then, this flower has emerged as an enduring symbol of courage and remembrance around the globe.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Which states can I grow these Red Poppy Seed Bombs?
A: Check out the handy map below. You can grow them in the blue-colored states as they are what is called an "introduced" species there.
Q: Do I really just throw them on the ground?
A: In short, yes.
The optimum planting time depends upon your climate and average rainfall. In areas with colder winters, spring or early summer seeding is best. Spring plantings should be done as soon as the planting area can be worked, but after the last frost. Early summer plantings should only be done if rainfall patterns are anticipated or supplemental irrigation is available.
“Dormant” seeding can be done in late fall when temperatures are low enough that the seeds will not germinate until weather warms the following spring. In mild climates, plant fall through spring, to take advantage of winter rainfall. A fall planting allows the plants to develop and provide an earlier display of flowers in the spring. If planted in spring, make certain rainfall is expected; otherwise, supplemental irrigation will need to be supplied.
Q: What are the growing instructions for Red Poppies?
A: These easy going, low maintenance, drought-tolerant plants are a favorite for use in container gardens, mixed beds, rock gardens and water-wise landscapes.
Sunlight: Full sun
Maturity: 55-75 days from seed to flower
Height: 4 to 12 inches
Spacing: 6 to 12 inches apart in all directions
Germination Time: 14-21 days after sowing depending on soil and weather.
Days To Bloom: 40-70 days after germination
Planting Time: Mid February until mid May and mid August until mid November.
Red Poppies (Papaver Rhoeas) like a loamy soil, sandy soil, and well-drained soil with medium moisture and plenty of sunshine. Don't worry though, they are hardy and will tolerate poor soil conditions and moderate drought once established. Work a shovelful or two of well-aged manure or organic compost into the soil prior to planting to improve soil conditions and help promote abundant blooms. Then plant seed balls halfway into the soil with spacing as indicated above. Keep moist and water daily until they are 4-6" tall, unless rains will provide ample water (such as in the spring or fall).
Q: How many do I need for my space?
A: Each Red Poppy Seedle contains between 20 and 25 wildflower seeds. Each Seedle can cover up to 1 square foot of space, but for a denser look of flowers place 2-3 per square foot.
Q: How big are they?
A: Each Seedle is the size of a nickel, some are slightly smaller, some bigger.
Q: What zones do Red Poppy wildflower seeds grow?
A: Zone 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10.
Q: Does this Red Poppy flower go by other names?
A: Yes, it is also referred to as Flanders Poppy, Corn Poppy, Common Poppy, & Shirley Poppy
Q: Can you write me a short poem about Red Poppy wildflowers?
A: I sure can ...
"Fields of scarlet, a sea of fire,
Wild poppies dancing, with petals of desire.
Bright and bold, a true work of art,
Nature's canvas, with red as the heart.
The Flanders fields, in bloom once again,
With poppies as the epitome of beauty and end.
A reminder of battles fought, and peace to be found,
In these wildflowers, stories and memories abound."