Red Poppies for Remembrance

Red Poppies for Remembrance

We’re celebrating red poppies this year with the 100th Anniversary of the end of World War on November 11, 2018 when the armistice was signed. Red poppies have become the symbol of remembrance in the Commonwealth countries and in the United States for those men and women lost not only in World War I but in all wars. John Mc Crae, the Canadian poet immortalized the poppies in his World War I poem, In Flanders Field.Our popular Field of Red Poppies will have a red paper poppy attached to the seed bag through December 31, and we suggest giving this gift of remembrance to anyone you know who has lost a loved one to war who has a little space to plant their own red poppy field. And also, to give yourself and anyone else the gift of remembering the sacrifices of World War I and the terrible wars that followed. Planted in fall or early spring, the poppies will bloom in spring and early summer, the same time they are blooming in the fields of France.

In Flanders Fields

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.




Field of Red Poppies and Bishop’s Lace Seeds with Rice Hulls for Ease of Spreading $10.00



La Vie Rustic has mixed red poppy seeds with Bishop’s Lace seeds, Ammi majus, which is a cultivated version of Queen Anne’s Lace, along with California rice hulls for ease of scattering. With these, you can create your own iconic red poppy fields to wander in, cut bouquets from, or perhaps, even to paint or simply to admire while sipping an aperitif. Plant this mixture of Red Poppies and  Bishop’s Lace flowers wherever you would like a swath of color and romance and remembrance. Photo above by Thomas Kuoh



Contents: 7 grams Red Poppy and Ammi majus seeds, rice hulls and complete growing instructions, enough to plant 2000 square feet.

Germination: 5 to 7 days