Last spring I tried growing Flander's poppies in medium sized red containers; I had this notion that I could sneak up to the local veterans' Legion hall, and place the flower pots by the front door once they were in bloom. Turns out the poppies hated being in a container, and they were a total flop. I only got a handful of blooms in 5 containers; 5 containers of Amazing Grey Shirley poppies too, that also failed to thrive. It would be nice to have an untamed area of the garden to scatter the poppy seeds with reckless abandon, so they could blow in the breeze. I think the poppies would like that a lot better.We have a thread about what you will be growing that is new to you. I heard a general talk about how only the poppy was able to grow in the churned up fields of World War I, and that is why the red poppy is used to symbolize our remembrance.
Maybe we should consider growing them?