POPPY, SHIRLEY SEEDS ORGANIC, BRIGHT RED FLOWER, LONG LASTING RED BLOOMS
ORGANICLY GROWN IN MY SEED GARDEN, HARVESTED AND PACKAGED BY HAND IN RESEALABLE AIR TIGHT BAGS (EACH BAG IS INDIVIDUALLY LABELED).
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The Shirley Poppy comes from Shirley, England, where in the 1880s, a local vicar carefully selected and hybridized Poppies in his own wild flower garden. Over many years he obtained a strain of Poppies ranging in colors from white to pale lilac to pink and red, and unlike the wild Poppies these had no dark blotches at the base of the petals. Over the years, further wildflower Poppy selection has created the semi-double and double forms, as well as flowers with a ring of contrasting color around the edge called the picotee form. Easily grown from Shirley Poppy seeds, gardeners enthusiastically grow this variety for the wonderful display of diverse color and forms.
Shirley Poppy mix will grow in all regions of North America in full sun. It grows best in loose soil, not heavy clay and also prefers well-drained soil. It prefers a neutral pH of around 7, but it is adaptable. Even though Shirley Poppy wild flowers are an annual, it will re-establish the following year from re-seeding.
Annual likes full sun-part shade The SHIRLEY Poppy in this package will grow to a mature height of about 12 to 24 inches tall
These plants prefer an area of full sunlight
Blooms June through September Zones 3-10
TESTED FOR GERMINATION.
All seeds are packaged and for the current growing season.
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