Shirley Single Blend Corn Poppy Seeds


3 out of 5 stars
(2 reviews)
Availability: In Stock

An heirloom from the 1880s, Shirley poppies have delicate, 2"–3" blossoms on slender, nodding stems that sway even in the slightest breeze. A care-free annual, the plants self-sow making them ideal for naturalized areas.

$2.29 1 gram (~7,200 seeds)

Botanical Name: Papaver rhoeas

Family: Papaveraceae

Native: Europe, Africa, Asia

Hardiness: Annual

Plant Dimensions: 24"–36" tall and wide

Variety Information: 2"–3" tissue paper-like petals in rose, white, pink, and red shades.

Type: Corn

Exposure: Full Sun

Bloom Period: Spring and summer

Attributes: Attracts Pollinators, Cut Flower, Deer Resistant, Drought Tolerant

When to Sow Outside: RECOMMENDED. 4 to 6 weeks before your average last frost date, or as soon as soil can be worked; or fall for bloom the following spring. Mild Climates: Only fall sowing recommended.

When to Start Inside: Not recommended; does not transplant well.

Days to Emerge: 10–15 days

Seed Depth: Press into surface

Seed Spacing: A group of 3 seeds every 6"-8"

Thinning: When 1"–2" tall, thin to 1 every 6"–8"

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Shirley Single Blend Corn Poppy Seeds Reviews

2 reviews


1 out of 5 stars Sep 30, 2021
This was the seed packet I was most excited about, planted half a pack in fall 2020 and half in spring 2021. I know poppies are notoriously finicky so I guess that is confirmed! If something comes up next year, I will update!
Cinzia from NY
Owner Response: Hi Cinzia, In reading your reviews today, it sounds like you had difficulty with several kinds of seeds. I just wanted to let you know we are here to help! Please don't hesitate to contact us for help troubleshooting issues. It sounds like you started most seeds outdoors and possibly without supplemental water which may be the issue. Since this poppy needs light to germinate and therefore must be surface-sown it will need regular water so the seeds do not dry out. Once the seed dries out it cannot recover and will die. A customer service agent will be contacting you by email about this item also.

Nice variety

5 out of 5 stars Oct 10, 2021
Plants grew well. Absolutely loved these flowers! Excellent colors and made great cutflower.
Joshua from MO

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