Poppy 'Shirley Double'

£2

Double flowers in reds, whites and pinks. Planted in drifts and nodding together in a summer breeze they are beauties to be seen. 500 seeds.

BOTANICAL NAME
Papaver rhoeas

NICKNAME
Common poppy, African rose, blind-eyes
blue-eyes, canker, canker rose, cheese couls, cheese cowl, cock rose, cop rose, copper rose, cornflower, corn poppy, corn rose, field poppy, Flanders poppy, headache plant, headaches, prophetic leaf, red cornflower, red poppy, redweed, Shirley poppy, thunder flower, wind rose.

QUANTITY
3500 seeds

PLANT SIZE
Height: 30cm
Width: 20cm

CONTAINER SIZE
25cm wide

SOWING
Indoor: All year round
Outdoor: Mar-Oct

GROW TIME
Germination: 20 days
Flowering: 8 weeks

SPACING
Sow: 3cm apart
Plant: 30cm apart

WHAT THEY LOVE
Light: Full Sun
Soil: Well drained
Water: Regular, not to dry out
Food: Every 1 months in growing season

COMPANION PLANTS
Catmint, Bearded Iris and Delphiniums.

OUR TIPS
We recommend growing Poppies straight in the soil they will grow in. Choose a well drained, fertile soil with a good amount of sun. They're low maintence but keep an eye out for aphids which can enjoy tucking in on these papery flower beauties.

BRINGS TO YOUR GARDEN
Makes the bees happy
Happy in containers
Low maintenance 

HARVESTING
Cut fresh flowers to be used for garden bouquets.

MAKES FOR GREAT..
Cut flowers for a vase
Decorations for around a cake.

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