Shirley Poppy Double Mix Papaver Rhoeas is a hardy annual native to Europe. Shirley Poppy seeds are very easy to germinate, and they can be started directly outdoors in spring of fall. Shirley Poppy Double Mix features foliage that remains inconspicuous allowing the flower to express its full beauty, and the individually borne on erect hairy stems, large, 3-4 inch, double poppy blooms are range in shades from white and pink, to red. Shirley Poppy blooms at a time when the days are still cool and most other plants are weeks away from flowering, and birds and butterflies are very attracted to poppy blooms.
Shirley Poppy is an old time cottage and cutting garden favorite, and this annual wildflower looks astonishing growing in wildflower meadows, flower beds and borders, bee and butterfly gardens. Shirley Poppy performs best if Papaver Rhoeas seeds are sown in late fall in the southern regions of the U.S. or in early spring in the northern regions of the U.S. Shirley Poppy is very delicate looking and long-lasting as a cut flower if the cut end is singed with a match flame as soon as it is cut.
PLANT PROFILE Season: Annual Height: 36 Inches Bloom Season: Spring/Summer Environment: Sun Soil Type: Rich/Average/Moist well-drained, pH 6.1-7.3 USDA Zones: All Regions of North America
PLANTING INSTRUCTIONS Sow Indoors: N/A Sow Outdoors: Spring/Fall Seed Depth: Surface sowing - press seeds slightly into the soil Germination Time: 21-28 Days