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.

Variety Information:
• Botanical Name: Papaver rhoeas
• Family: Papaveraceae
• Native: Europe, Africa, Asia
• Hardiness: Annual
• Plant Dimensions: 24"–36" tall and wide
• Variety Information: 2"–3" tissue paper-like petals in rose, white, pink, and red shades.
• Type: Corn
• Exposure: Full Sun
• Bloom Period: Spring and summer
• Attributes: Attracts Pollinators, Cut Flower, Deer Resistant, Drought Tolerant

Sowing Information:
• 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"

SKU: BOT1174
Poppy Shirley Single Blend

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