Poppy Seeds – Shirley Mix

(Papaver rhoeas) Annual. 65 days to maturity. 

Shirley Mix Poppy is a fantastic mix of red, rose, pink and white. Poppies are easy to grow and will bloom in Summer. 

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Growth Habit: Upright growth to 2 feet height, branching stems with feathery leaves and 3-4” flowers. Self seeding. 

Sun Requirements: Full sun

Soil Preference: Average, moist, well-drained soil. 

When to Plant: Direct seed in Spring when soil can be worked 

How to Plant:  Direct sow seeds on the soil surface and lightly tamp them without covering them. Keep the seedbed moist. Seeds should germinate in 21-28 days. Thin to 6” apart when true leaves appear. 

When to Harvest: Harvest fresh flowers in early Summer and seed heads in late Summer.

How to Harvest:  For fresh arrangements, harvest when buds are swollen and showing colour. Sear end of stems with a flame. Cut flowers last 2-4 days. Gather the dried seed heads in late summer for decorative dried flower arrangements. Harvest the seeds for culinary uses. 

Uses: Poppy is a beautiful, though short-lived, cut flower. Seed heads are also beautiful in dried arrangements. Poppy seeds are edible, high in calcium and have many culinary uses.  

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Available direct from Incredible Seeds, a Canadian Heirloom and Heritage Seed Company, offering only the best natural, non-GMO, open pollinated and untreated seeds, located in Nova Scotia, Canada.

  • $2.99



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