Early blooming, upright spreading plants with large, dazzling flowers and interesting lacy foliage.
Early blooming, upright spreading plants with large, dazzling flowers and interesting lacy foliage. Flower colour ranges from dainty pink, red and salmon shading to white in the centre. Growing to 60 cm (2') tall, Shirley makes an excellent border plant or cutflower. Direct sow into disturbed soil and avoid wet, clay soils. Shirley Poppy is a heirloom flower that's been with us since the 1880's and should absolutely be used more often in the informal garden!
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How To Grow
7000 seeds/gram. Heirloom. Sow directly outdoors for best results. Select a sunny site with well-drained soil. Barely cover seed with soil and keep moist through the 5-10 day germination period. Enjoys a full sun to partial shade location.
Blooming Season Begins
Sow Direct Spring or Fall
Days to Emergence
5 to 10
Medium %2830 to 60 cm%29%2812%22 to 24%22%29
Can Withstand Light Frost
Degree of Difficulty
Informal garden plant.
Massing in a sunny site.
Deer resistant plant.