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Shirley Poppy Amazing Grey

Papaver rhoeas


This poppy is one of the most beautiful and uniquely varieties we have ever seen. It has the most enchanting petals in silky, purple-blue grey shades. These pretties will reward you with profusions of exquisite blooms and gorgeous little seed pods after the flowers fade.


Life Cycle: annual
Height: 26-30”
Site: full sun

Avg Germination: 7-14 days
Days to maturity: 55-65 days

Seed Depth: Surface, press into the soil. do not cover
Plant spacing: 9”
Approx seeds per packet: 100


How to Grow;

Sow direct in succession from spring to early summer. Poppies dislike root disturbance so it's best to sow where you want them to flower. Seeds are tiny so do not cover them because they need light to germinate. Take care when watering to prevent the seeds being washed away. Alternatively sow in  September,October for slightly earlier flowers next year.

Thin seedlings to allow sufficient space (30cm) for the young plants to grow and develop.

Amazing Grey Poppies will grow in most garden situations ranging from full sun to dappled shade. They prefer moist but well drained soil. Protect from slugs and snails because they love Poppies.

Grow plenty and sow in succession for lots of blooms.



Pick in the cool of the early morning or evening when the buds are just starting to break open. Poppies last just a couple of days in a vase but they are productive plants so harvest frequently to keep the blooms coming. Sear stem ends in boiling water for 20 seconds to prolong vase life and place immediately in fresh clean water.


Vase Life:

With a proper care 3-4 days

Shirley Poppy Amazing Grey

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