These are the remembrance poppies that after World War I became a symbol for soldiers who didn't survive. To this day, they're still used to remember soldiers and are often call 'American Legion poppies' in the United States.
These are significant flowers in many parts of the world though and even symbolize love in Persian literature. If you've ever seen a field of them in bloom, you'll understand why. These annual flowers are stunning and are a common site in many countries. Originally, they're most likely native to Southern Europe and the Middle East.
I've included this lovely poem from World War I.
In Flanders Fields by John McCrae
In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.
We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.
Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.
Germination instructions will be included with your seeds. Just in case you're wondering, these are very easy to grow. (250 seeds)
Basic Plant Facts:
Grows 30" x 6"
Likes full sun
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