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Shirley Poppies

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Heirloom Wildflowers

Shirley Poppies

(Papaver rhoeas)
Old fashioned, silky-petaled poppies bloom in a palette that includes both vivid hues and pastel shades. The 3 inch sa...
(Papaver rhoeas)
Old fashioned, silky-petaled poppies bloom in a palette that includes both vivid hues and pastel shades. The 3 inch satiny blossoms on slender nodding stems provide luminous color and graceful dancing motion for many weeks. Colors include scarlet, pale pink, rich salmon, clear rose and soft white and occasional marvelous bicolors in single, double and semi-double flounced forms. These easy to grow romantic European wildflowers are the essence of spring; no flower lover should be without their beauty.
Seed Count: Approx. 1500 / Weight: 1 gm
$ 2.79

ANNUAL

Spring/summer bloom

Frost hardy

 

BEST TO START DIRECTLY IN THE GARDEN

Sow seeds directly into a finely textured bed in full sun as early in spring as ground can be worked. In mild winter climates, poppies can also be sown in fall. To help space the fine seeds, mix with dry sand before sowing. Scatter seeds thinly and cover lightly with fine soil. Keep seed bed moist as seedlings emerge over 7 to 14 days.

 

THIN OR TRANSPLANT

Poppies do not transplant well so we advise sowing the seeds directly in the garden. Thin early if seedlings are crowded; final spacing should be 4 to 6 inches apart.

 

GROWING NOTES

Plant as early as possible in spring, as poppies can handle frost and bloom best and longest when plants get a good start in cool weather. In mild winter climates, sow seed in late fall to overwinter for spring bloom. Weed and water young seedlings carefully. Mature plants can handle dry conditions but appreciate regular water in hot summer locations. Poppies make good cut flowers if brought indoors just as buds begin to open. Prolong bloom by picking off spent flowers to keep them from setting seed.

Plant In

Sun/Shade

Planting Depth

Space Seeds

Days To Germinate

Mature Height

Feb. – May
Mild climates: Fall
Full sun
Barely cover
Very thinly
7 – 14 days
1 1/2 – 3 feet

Plant In

Sun/Shade

Planting Depth

Space Seeds

Days To Germinate

Mature Height

Feb. – May
Mild climates: Fall
Full sun
Barely cover
Very thinly
7 – 14 days
1 1/2 – 3 feet

Plant In

Feb. – May
Mild climates: Fall

Sun/Shade

Full sun

Planting Depth

Barely cover

Space Seeds

Very thinly

Days To Germinate

7 – 14 days

Mature Height

1 1/2 – 3 feet

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