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Shirley Single Blend Corn Poppy Seeds

Shirley Single Blend Corn Poppy Seeds

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~1.0 g (~7,200 seeds)
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An heirloom from the 1880s, Shirley poppies have delicate, 2"–3" blossoms on slender, nodding stems that sway even in the slightest breeze. A care-free annual, the plants self-sow making them ideal for naturalized areas.

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Variety Info

Family: Papaveraceae

Type: Corn Poppy (Learn More)

Native: Europe, Africa, Asia

Hardiness: Annual

Exposure: Full Sun

Bloom Period: Spring to summer

Plant Dimensions: 24"–36" tall and wide

Variety Info: 2"–3" tissue paper-like petals in rose, white, pink, and red shades.

Attributes: Attracts Pollinators, Cut Flower, Deer Resistant, Drought Tolerant

Sowing Info

When to Sow Outside: RECOMMENDED. 4 to 6 weeks before your average last frost date, or as soon as soil can be worked; or fall for bloom the following spring. Mild Climates: Only fall sowing recommended.

When to Start Inside: Not recommended; does not transplant well.

Days to Emerge: 10–15 days

Seed Depth: Press into surface

Seed Spacing: A group of 3 seeds every 6"-8"

Thinning: When 1"–2" tall, thin to 1 every 6"–8"