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Shirley Poppies

Falling In Love

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Shirley Poppies

Falling In Love

(Papaver rhoeas)
This joyful mixture of Shirley poppies is selected for its beautiful flowers in entrancing color combinations that li...
(Papaver rhoeas)
This joyful mixture of Shirley poppies is selected for its beautiful flowers in entrancing color combinations that light up the spring garden. It includes both single and double blossoms, many with contrasting picotee edges, in a glowing array of colors including crimson, rose-red, white and peach. The 2 to 3 foot tall nodding flowers will shine in your spring garden with satiny blossoms that sway gracefully above frothy foliage.
Seed Count: Approx. 2000 / Weight: 0.25 gms
$ 2.99

ANNUAL

Spring/summer bloom

Frost hardy

 

BEST TO START DIRECTLY IN THE GARDEN

Sow seeds directly into a finely textured garden bed in full sun as early in spring as ground can be worked. To help space these small seeds, it’s helpful to mix them with dry sand before sowing. Cover very lightly with fine soil and keep seed bed moist as seedlings emerge over 10 to 21 days.

 

THIN OR TRANSPLANT

Poppies do not transplant well, so we advise sowing the seeds directly in the garden. For good garden performance, be sure to thin crowded seedlings early; final plant spacing should be 4 to 6 inches apart, so plants have room to grow, mature and bloom.

 

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, you can also sow seed in late fall to form strong root systems and overwinter for earliest 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 cut just as buds begin to open. Allow spent flowers to form pods and drop seed if you want flowers to self-sow for next season’s bloom.

Cold Winters

Mild Winters

Sun/Shade

Sow Seeds

Days To Germinate

Mature Height

March – May
Sept – March
Full sun
Very thinly
Barely cover
10 –21 days
3 – 3 1/2 feet

Cold Winters

Mild Winters

Sun/Shade

Sow Seeds

Days To Germinate

Mature Height

March – May
Sept – March
Full sun
Very thinly
Barely cover
10 –21 days
3 – 3 1/2 feet

Cold Winters

March – May

Mild Winters

Sept – March

Sun/Shade

Full sun

Sow Seeds

Very thinly
Barely cover

Days To Germinate

10 –21 days

Mature Height

3 – 3 1/2 feet

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