Poppy Shirley Red Seeds

Poppy Shirley Red Seeds

P. rhoeas
Corn Poppy

Product ID#: RP6880-8591

Additional Information

Harvesting Harvest when Mature, Good for Cutting
Growing Conditions Field Crop, Grows Well in Containers
Additional Characteristics Start Early for Transplants, Good for Overwintering, Heat Tolerant, Easy to Grow
Flowering Month May, June, July, August
Garden Style Cutting / Cut Flowers, English Cottage, Romantic, Victorian
Lighting Conditions Full Sun
Seed Type Open Pollinated
Days to Maturity 65 Days
Stem Type Single Stem
Plant Hardiness Half Hardy
Plant Height 21 - 30 inches
Plant Lifecycle Annual
Plant Moisture & Climate Heat Tolerant, Well-drained
Plant Uses Cut Flower & Bouquets, Wild Flowers, Sustains Beneficial Insects, Attracts Friendly Pollinators, Patio Container Friendly, Bedding, Ornamental, Landscape
Shape Disk
  • 1 packet

* Required Fields



Poppy Shirley Red, commonly known as Corn Poppy, produces well formed, mounded base plants that send up wiry stems with whimsical, crinkled papery, 3" to 4" inch, striking red petaled blooms that appear to dance in the breeze. This well loved garden favorite is simply breathtaking when planted in mass creating a sea of red flowers that appear to sway and float with the gentle wind. A meadow garden must and bumble bee favorite. Shirley Poppies are sun loving and prefer rich well drained soil. Plants grow 20" to 28" inches tall. An excellent early season bloomer, this variety can be planted in fall to over winter or in early spring before other crops get underway for the season. Plants will freely self sow and naturalize over time creating a wonderful maintenance free patch of color that will be one of the first to bloom each spring. A cut flower stand out when properly treated with post harvest protocol of searing the cut ends with a match or micro torch flame. Packet: approx. 200 seeds.

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