Poppy: Shirley

Poppy: Shirley - Seeds & Bulbs

Poppy Shirley
(Papaver rhoes)

A very easy annual to grow in the garden, Shirley Poppies have delicate, beautiful, tissue paper flowers that sway in even the lightest breeze. 2" spectacular flowers in shades of pink, white, red and rose. With enough room, plants can get quite large - up to 3' in height and width. Easily reseeds for naturalized meadow areas.

Average Count: 4500 seeds

Flower Type: Annual (tender perennial)
Bloom Time: Spring to Early Summer
Height: 2' to 2.5'
Exposure: Full Sun

When to Sow Outside: In mild climates, sow in early fall for winter & early spring color. In cold climates sow in very early spring (as soon as the soil can be worked) for late spring and early summer color or early fall for spring color.
When to Sow Inside: Does not transplant well.
Seed Depth: 1/8"
Seed Spacing: 1"
Days to Emerge: 10 - 15
Thinning: When 1" tall thin to 9" apart

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