Shirley Poppy 'Double Mixed' Seeds

Bears double 3-4 inch crinkly blossoms in bright red, salmon, pure white, and light pink.

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$2.95
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Details

This 2-3 foot poppy is truly a prize. Bears mostly double 3-4 inch crinkly blossoms in bright red, salmon, pure white, and light pink. Very delicate in appearance, and long lasting as a cut flower if the cut end is burned immediately with a match. Sow successively for bloom from spring through summer. In the same family as California Poppy, and primarily native to the Old World, these poppies are graced with more abundant foliage and larger flowers. They bloom from mid to late-summer, and the season can be extended if they are kept dead-headed. Will self sow.

Michigan Seeds grown on our farm Renegade Acres in Howell, MI!

Certified Organic by Oregon Tilth.

Additional Info

Botanical Name Papaver rhoeas
Life Cycle Annual
Min. Time to Germinate 7 Days
Max. Time to Germinate 21 Days
Depth to Sow Seeds Surface Sow; press seeds gently into the soil to make good contact, but do not cover with any additional soil; these seeds require light to germinate
When to Sow Indoors 6-8 weeks before last spring frost, Outdoors after all danger of spring frost is past
Growing Height 12-18 in. (30-45 cm)
Plant Spacing 9-12 in. (22-30 cm)
Hardiness N/A
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Danger Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested
Bloom Color Coral/Apricot, Pink, Rose/Mauve, Scarlet (Dark Red), White/Near White
Bloom Time Mid-Summer
Foliage Herbaceous
Other Details Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater, Self-sows freely; deadhead if you do not want volunteer seedlings next season
Soil pH Requirements 6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
Propagation Methods From seed; direct sow after last frost, From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall, From seed; sow indoors before last frost
Seed Collecting Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds, Bag seedheads to capture ripening seed, Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored
Seeds Per Pack 100