Flowers are blood red, white crosses fill their hearts. Immortalized in the poem 'In Flanders Field' by Canadian surgeon and WW1 soldier John McCrae.
'In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row...'
Adopted as the symbol of the American Legion, just prior to Memorial Day, 1920.
Packet is 1 gram, about 8,000 seeds.
Growing American Legion Shirley Poppy Seeds
Direct sow Shirley poppies into prepared seed beds that have been cleared of weeds and have had the top 1 in. of soil loosened. Rake seed in. Press into soil by walking over the area. Keep moist until germination. Kept at 60-75°F., germination is in 14-21 days. Can start indoors in 2 in. containers.
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