Poppy Seed Packet


The most famous poem to emerge from WWI was John McCrae’s “In Flanders Fields (1915).” Memorized by countless schoolchildren, its first lines guaranteed that the poppy became the flower of remembrance for that great conflict.

After the war, handmade poppies were sold to raise money for disabled veterans. Poppies continue as an adornment to remember those who served in uniform.

Planting instructions: Remove existing growth, and scatter seed on bare soil in a sunny spot, then compress seed into soil. Keep area moist. Annual wildflowers should begin blooming approximately 6-8 weeks after planting.

Plant wildflowers in spring or fall. Plant in spring after frosts, and in fall after growing season ends. In no-frost areas, wildflowers can be planted anytime; rainy season is best.