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Shirley Poppy ' Supreme' double Mix

Papaver rhoeas


The brilliant colors of poppies are a welcome relief in the cool days of Spring when most flowers are still many weeks away from blooming.  Petals are soft, crinkled, and delicate but profuse on this double- petaled Shirley Poppy of rose, salmon, pink and scarlet coloration.  3-4” flowers can be cut and singed to last longer in the vase.  Also, the Shirley Poppy has a small elongated pod that accents well any fresh or dried arrangement. 



Lide Cycle: Hardy annual
Height: 30-48"”
Site: full sun
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 ' Supreme' double Mix

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