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Our gardens wouldn't be complete with out Shirley poppies. For us they are the true harbingers of spring. They bloom at a time when their bright and cheery faces are most appreciated - the days are still cool and most other plants are weeks away from flowering. If sown successively the bloom will be extended through the summer. Flowers are good for cutting if the fresh cut is seared with a match. Naturalizes readily, and is easy to grow. Grows to 2-3 feet tall.
A classic combination of crinkled single poppies in snow white and clear red with small white central spots.
Fleuroselect Novelty Award Winner. Now you can plant brilliant white Shirley poppies without having to get them as part of a mix. Large, snowy flowers with yellow anthers are dramatic planted in drifts.
Flowers are blood red, white crosses mark their hearts. Immortalized in the poem In Flanders Field by Canadian surgeon and soldier John McCrae.
"In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row..."
Adopted as the symbol of the American Legion, just prior to Memorial Day, 1920.
Large, papery-petaled flowers in airbrushed pastel shades including smokey gray, pewter, lilac, mauve edged in white, pink, soft orange, white and bicolor picotee. English artist and garden enthusiast Sir Cedric Morris developed these unique dusky shades in 1910. Packet is 1 gram, about 8,000 seeds.
Large, red, single poppies Packet is 3 grams, about 25,000 seeds.
Large, crinkled single poppies in shades of scarlet, pink, and white. Packet is 3 grams, about 25,000 seeds.
Delicate looking crinkled, double 3-4 inch blossoms in pink, rose, salmon, and scarlet. Packet is 3 grams, about 25,000 seeds.
Silky, 2-4 inch double poppies in soft shades of coral, apricot-pink, orange, rose, peach, lavender, gray-pink, and white. Includes many interesting bicolors and picotees. There will be the occasional single-flowered or red-flowered plant.
Direct sow into prepared seed beds that have been cleared of weeds and have had the top 1 inch of soil loosened. Rake seed in. Press into soil by walking over the area. Keep moist until germination. Can start indoors in 2 inch containers.