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Flanders Poppy (Corn Poppy) Seeds


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Flanders poppies are a stunning and fragrant red poppy with edible black seeds and green foliage.  Urban Bounty Red Flanders Poppy Seed Packets contain approximately 8000 seeds - they may look tiny, but there are plenty for a small garden!   

What is the Flanders Poppy (Corn Poppy)? 

"In Flanders Fields the poppies grow.  Between the crosses, row on row." (John McCrae, In Flanders Field)

Flanders poppies are a symbol of remembrance for those who served in World War One (and subsequent conflicts) as they grew wildly on European battlefields.  In Persian literature they are the flower of love.

Grow easycare Flanders Poppies in your cottage, or even elegant garden.  They can be grown in large patio pots.

Culinary Uses for Flanders Poppy (Corn Poppies)

Flanders Poppies are often used in Middle Eastern and European Cuisine (especially baking).  The black seeds are edible, and can be eaten either on their own or as an ingredient in bread.

Growing Conditions - Flanders Poppy (Corn Poppy)


Poppies are extremely easy to grow but don't like to be moved, so they are best grown from seed.  This edible flower is an annual but it readily self-seeds, so it is best to plant your poppies somewhere that you don't mind them spreading. 

Poppies enjoy full sun but will grow in most free draining soils (especially those that are mildly acidic).   The seeds need light to germinate, so should simply be sprinkled on top of the soil and gently pressed down.  Thin to 10 cm apart when they are about 3 cm tall.  Companion plant with blue cornflowers for a stunning, bee-friendly combination in your garden.   

In the right conditions, these flowers will grow up to 150 cm tall, but they don't like strong wind or frost.  Flanders Poppies are moderately drought tolerant once established but prefer a little water.  Don't fertilise your poppies. 

 Growing Instructions - Flanders (Corn) Poppy Seeds

  • Direct sow: Early spring - early autumn
  • Spacing: 10 cm apart
  • Sowing depth: Press on top of soil (poppies need light to germinate)
  • Keep soil moist but not soggy
  • Germination: 714 - 21 days
  • Maturity: 90 days (harvest blossoms as needed)

      We offer a replacement guarantee

      To give you peace of mind, we offer a replacement guarantee if your plants do not arrive in good condition.  If there is a problem please let us know as soon as you receive your package and we will work with you to resolve it.

      What will postage cost?

      Postage varies by region, and by parcel size/weight. 

      Customers are asked to choose the correct postage option at checkout (urban or rural). 

      If you order a worm farm or garden bed and plants in the same order, the postage for the worm farm will be added to the postage for the other items.  (These items are dispatched from separate locations.) 

      If you live in the South Island, Waiheke or Great Barrier Island, please contact us for a custom shipping quote: info@urbanbounty.co.nz 

      How often do you dispatch?

      To reduce the risk of plants sitting in a courier depot over weekends, we usually ship orders on a Monday, Tuesday or Thursday (except public holidays).   

      How do you package your products?

      We take extra care to water plants well and drain them before sending.  Plants are shipped in specially designed packaging, designed to reduce the risk of damage in transit. Trees and bushes are securely wrapped in paper to reduce risk of soil escaping during transit.  They are well supported with scrunched up paper to prevent movement during transit.  


      Where do you deliver to? 

      We deliver to most locations in the North Island - you can order and make payment via our website, Facebook or Instagram stores.  

      South Island, Waiheke and Great Barrier

      While we deliver to the South Island, we ask customers in these locations to email us for a quote: info@urbanbounty.co.nz  Shipping to the South Island can be expensive and is extremely variable by location - we like to avoid nasty shocks at checkout! 

      We don’t generally ship to Waiheke, Great Barrier except by special arrangement. (Delivery can be expensive, and we want to ensure that our live plants arrive in good condition.)  If items are small and non-perishable (such as seeds) delivery may be possible.  Contact us to discuss options: info@urbanbounty.co.nz

      Do you deliver to post office boxes?

      Unfortunately live products like plants, garden beds and worm farms can't be delivered to Post Office Boxes. Large items (like garden furniture) are delivered to the nearest freight depot for customer pickup if outside of Auckland.


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