Poppy Flanders/Corn American Legion (Papaver - rhoeas)
The world's most popular ornamental poppy! A symbol of wartime sacrifice that is planted for its striking beauty and remembrance. John McCrae, a Canadian physician and soldier who served in WWI, 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.
Sow Outside:Recommended. 4-6 weeks before average last frost or as soon as soil can be worked or early to mid-fall for bloom the following spring.
Start inside: Not recommended. Does not transplant well.