Double Mix Shirley Poppy -500 Seeds

Double Mix Shirley Poppy -500 Seeds


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Double flowers with a silky appearance in shades of pink, white, red, rose, and salmon on 80 cm stems. Strong plants perform well in the heat and drought even though they are considered a cool-season plant. Sow Shirley Double Mix poppy seeds at two-week intervals from late February to mid-April for flowers from mid- to late summer. These poppies will self-sow, and they look spectacular in mass plantings. The flowers have a very delicate appearance, but the plants are actually quite tough. For cut flowers use a candle to sear the stem ends to help them last several days. Rely on Shirley Double to self-sow without becoming weedy.


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  • Annual

  • Self seeds

  • Deer resistant

Poppies are famously difficult to transplant, so starting them indoors is not recommended. If you have to start them indoors, use peat or coir pots, and maintain a soil temperature of 12°C. Seeds will sprout in 20-30 days.

Poppies are easy to grow and the self-sow with abandon, without becoming weedy. Pull up unwanted plants before they bloom. Keep them moderately well watered in hot, dry weather, and do not fertilize.

For the largest heads, sow seeds in the fall or early winter. Thin plants to allow them some space, and keep the area weeded as plants grow larger. Grow this variety in full sun in well-drained, but ordinary garden soil. If spring and summer are cool and damp, or plants are overcrowded, expect smaller blossoms.


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