POPPIES DOUBLE SHIRLEY - SEED

POPPIES DOUBLE SHIRLEY - SEED

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POPPIES DOUBLE SHIRLEY

Description
Double Shirley Mixed Poppy Seeds 6010 Heirloom Flower. Early blooming, upright spreading plants with large, dazzling flowers and interesting lacy foliage. Flower colour ranges from dainty pink, red and salmon shading to white in the centre. Growing to 60 cm (2′) tall, Shirley makes an excellent border plant or cut flower. Direct sow into disturbed soil and avoid wet, clay soils. Shirley Poppy has been with us since the 1880’s and should absolutely be used more often in the informal garden!

How to Grow
7000 seed/gram. Sow directly outdoors for best results. Select a sunny site with well-drained soil. Barely cover seed with soil and keep moist through the 5-10 day germination period. Enjoys a full sun to partial shade location.

BLOOMING SEASON BEGINS
Early Summer

LIFECYCLE
Annual

PROPAGATION
Sow Direct Spring or Fall

DAYS TO EMERGENCE
5 to 10

LIGHT
Full Sun

GROWTH HABIT
Sturdy

HEIGHT
Medium (30 to 60 cm)(12" to 24")

FROST TOLERANCE
Can Withstand Light Frost

DEGREE OF DIFFICULTY
Easy

HERITAGE
Heirloom

FAMILY NAME
Papaveraceae

LATIN
Papaver rhoeas

SUGGESTED USES
Border, Cottage garden, Cut flower, Deer resistant plant, Informal garden plant, Massing in a sunny site