SHIRLEY POPPY SEEDS
8 Shirley Poppies
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′ tall.
NATIONAL MIX Shirley Poppy
A classic combination of crinkled single poppies in snow white and clear red with small white central spots.
BRIDAL SILK Shirley Poppy
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.
AMERICAN LEGION Shirley Poppy
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.
MOTHER OF PEARL Shirley Poppy
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.
RED CORN Shirley Poppy
Large, red, single poppies Packet is 3 grams, about 25,000 seeds.
SHIRLEY SINGLE MIXED Shirley Poppy
Large, crinkled single poppies in shades of scarlet, pink, and white. Packet is 3 grams, about 25,000 seeds.
DOUBLE MIXED Shirley Poppy
Delicate looking crinkled, double 3-4″ blossoms in pink, rose, salmon, and scarlet. Packet is 3 grams, about 25,000 seeds.
ANGEL'S CHOIR Shirley Poppy
Silky, 2-4″ 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.
How to Plant Shirley Poppy Seeds
Direct sow into prepared seed beds that have been cleared of weeds and have had the top 1″ of soil loosened. Rake seed in. Press into soil by walking over the area. Keep moist until germination. Can start indoors in 2″ containers.