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Papaver ’Shirley Double Mix'

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Shirley poppies were developed from the wild field poppy, Papaver rhoeas, which is native to Britain and Europe. The Shirley poppy was first noticed and developed by the Reverend William Wilkes, who was the Vicar of Shirley (UK) from the late nineteenth century and the towns name is what the poppy was named after. Shirley Double produces shades of pink, red and white in a arrangements of double blooms.

  •  13 weeks for maturity
Method Sow direct - Roots do not like being disturbed
Sowing Depth Surface sow and press into soil. Keep Moist
When to sow in Australia

Tropical: Autumn and Winter

Temperate: Late Winter to Spring and Autumn

Cool climate: Spring and Autumn

Germination 7-14 days at 15-18°C
Plant Spacing 30cm
Height 70cm
Position Full Sun.