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Papaver rhoeas 'Shirley Mixed' (Mix)

 

Shirley Poppy (Mix)

'Shirley' poppies have single or double flowers in a variety of colours, and with petals that look as though they are made of tissue- paper. Easy to grow,

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plant Features
  • Shirley Poppy (Mix) likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Shirley Poppy (Mix) likes very little water

    Very little water

  • Shirley Poppy (Mix) is frost hardy: 23f (-5°c)

    Frost Hardy: 23F (-5°C)

  • Shirley Poppy (Mix) likes free draining

    Free draining

 
plant information

Common name

Shirley Poppy (Mix)

Latin name

Papaver rhoeas 'Shirley Mixed' (Mix)

type

Herbaceous Perennials

family

Papaveraceae

ph

6.6 - 8.5 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Shirley Poppy (Mix) likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Frost

    Shirley Poppy (Mix) is frost hardy: 23f (-5°c)

    Frost Hardy: 23F (-5°C)

  • Soil

    Shirley Poppy (Mix) likes free draining

    Free draining

  • Water

    Shirley Poppy (Mix) likes very little water

    Very little water

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant
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    When the plant will bloom

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Shirley Poppy (Mix) is 0.60meters x 0.60meters 0.60 M 0.60 M

Papaver rhoeas 'Shirley Mixed' (Mix)

'Shirley' poppies have single or double flowers in a variety of colours, and with petals that look as though they are made of tissue- paper. Easy to grow,


Propagation by seed in Spring

From Early Spring TO Mid Spring

Sow seed on compost and cover lightly with sifted compost. Keep moist. Be warned: the seed is like dust! For a longer flowering period, sow in succession, and you can get a display into late Summer. Alternatively, the seed can be sown direct into soil that as been dug over.

 

Propagation by seed in Autumn

From Early Autumn TO Mid Autumn

Sow seed on compost and cover lightly with sifted compost. Keep moist. Be warned: the seed is like dust! Alternatively, sow direct in soil that has been dug over

 

Planting Outdoors

From Mid Spring TO Late Spring

Where to plant poppies is critical to the success of growing them. They need to be in shade, in a sheltered site, preferably under trees or tall plants, where the soil is permanently moist. They do not usually survive in hot dry conditions.

 

Flowering

From Early Summer TO Early Autumn

Poppies flower from early Summer right through to early Autumn

 
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