Shirley Poppy Seeds - Mixed Double | Flower Seeds in Packets & Bulk | Eden Brothers

Shirley Poppy Seeds - Mixed Double

Size
Price
Savings
Quantity
Packet
$3.95
-
+
1 Ounce
$11.95
Notify Me
1/4 Pound
$31.95
33%
Notify Me
1 Pound
$69.95
63%
Notify Me
CHOOSE A SIZE
  • Packet

    $3.95
  • 1 Ounce

    $11.95
  • 1/4 Pound

    $31.95
    33% Savings
  • 1 Pound

    $69.95
    63% Savings
-+
  • Annual; Unique and colorful blooms
  • Easy to grow; Thrives in all regions of the country
  • Poppy seeds require a cool period of 2-4 weeks to break dormancy, and some gardeners choose to cold stratify their seeds.

Fast Facts

Life Cycle:Annual
Light Requirement:Full Sun
Planting Season:Spring, Fall
Color:Mixed
Plant Height:Up to 28 inches
Plant Spacing:6-8 inches
Planting Depth:1/16 inch
Sowing Method:Direct Sow
Water Needs:Average
Cold Stratification:Yes
Seeds per Packet:400 mg
Hardiness Zones:3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Ships:Year Round
Plant Type:Tall green stalks with light pink, red and white vareigated blossoms
Features:Open Pollinated, Attracts Pollinators, Dry Area Tolerant, Container Garden, Easy to Grow & Maintain
Blooms:Spring, Late Spring, Early Summer, Summer

About Shirley Poppy Seeds - Mixed Double

Papaver rhoeas

Buy Poppy Seeds by the Packet or in Bulk

Shirley Poppy Seeds - Double - Mixed Colors

Shirley Poppies are probably familiar to you, as they are specially bred up from the common Field Poppy to become magnificent, double blooms with a range of lovely colors and patterns. What may not be familiar is how easy they are to grow, and what a brilliant addition they would make to your garden!

Fast Facts

Life Cycle:Annual
Light Requirement:Full Sun
Planting Season:Spring, Fall
Color:Mixed
Plant Height:Up to 28 inches
Plant Spacing:6-8 inches
Planting Depth:1/16 inch
Sowing Method:Direct Sow
Water Needs:Average
Cold Stratification:Yes
Seeds per Packet:400 mg
Hardiness Zones:3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Ships:Year Round
Plant Type:Tall green stalks with light pink, red and white vareigated blossoms
Features:Open Pollinated, Attracts Pollinators, Dry Area Tolerant, Container Garden, Easy to Grow & Maintain
Blooms:Spring, Late Spring, Early Summer, Summer

About Shirley Poppy Seeds - Mixed Double

Papaver rhoeas

Buy Poppy Seeds by the Packet or in Bulk

Shirley Poppy Seeds - Double - Mixed Colors

Shirley Poppies are probably familiar to you, as they are specially bred up from the common Field Poppy to become magnificent, double blooms with a range of lovely colors and patterns. What may not be familiar is how easy they are to grow, and what a brilliant addition they would make to your garden!

How to Plant Shirley Mixed Double Poppy Seeds

When to Plant Poppy Seeds

Poppies do best if planted directly outdoors in their intended location rather than transplanting them. However, if necessary, they can be started in biodegradable peat pots indoors before the last spring frost. The entire peat pot can then be planted outdoors once the poppy seedlings are established.

In growing zones 3 — 7, the Red Corn Poppy, Shirley Poppy — Mixed Colors and the Shirley Poppy — Mixed Double seeds can be planted in late autumn or early spring when a light frost is still possible.

In zones 8 — 10, these poppy seeds should be sown in late autumn or winter.

Where to Plant Poppy Seeds

Poppies only need soil that is ordinary and moist, but well drained. They also do well in full sun.

How to Plant Poppy Seeds

Poppy seeds require a cool period to break dormancy, and some gardeners choose to cold stratify their seeds.

Papaver Rhoeas act as perennials in moderate climates, but they perform as annuals where freezing temperatures and snow occur in winter. These poppies germinate most successfully in cool to moderate temperatures and they are, in fact, frost tolerant. Poppies flower best under cool spring weather conditions. Bloom decreases on poppies as temperatures increase in summer months.

The seeds should not be planted deeply; they just need to be compressed into the soil, as they need light to germinate. The best method for planting is to mix one part seed with 5 parts sand and scatter over the prepared growing area.

If planting in rows, then plant the seeds 6” to 8” apart.

How to Care for Poppies

These varieties of poppy seeds generally germinate in about 20 days. You can thin the seedlings to 6” to 8” apart after they emerge.

Poppies should be watered regularly, but they can tolerate dry conditions. It is not necessary to fertilize poppies.

It generally takes about 60 to 90 days for poppies to bloom after the seed is planted. This timing depends very much on your growing zone and when you plant, along with Mother Nature’s cooperation. The bloom season for poppies is spring to summer. Poppy plants will bloom for a few weeks, but the length of bloom time can be extended by regular watering and application of mulch for moisture retention, as well as regular deadheading of spent flowers. It is also recommended that the seed be sown in successive plantings to extend the bloom season of the poppies.

Visit our Poppy planting guide page to learn more and watch planting videos.

Download Printable Planting Guide

Seed Coverage for Shirley Poppy Seeds - Mixed Double

Amount
Recommended Coverage
Packet
Up to 80 Sq. Ft
1 Ounce
Up to 625 Sq. Ft
1/4 Pound
Up to 2,500 Sq. Ft
1 Pound
Up to 10,000 Sq. Ft

Companion Plants for Shirley Poppy Seeds - Mixed Double

Aesthetic or Culinary

From Our Customers

5.00/5 Based on 1 Reviews

  1. Exquisite Perfection

    I ordered several kinds of poppy seeds for this year's garden and these are by far my favorite and will be a regular addition to our garden from here on out. I planted the seeds in March and had flowers by June. Each morning I go out to the garden and pick the ones in bloom and they always are even now in mid-July; my favorites are the reds and orangey ones, partly because seem to last longer (2+ days) as a cut flower provided I use a match to prepare the cut ends. I only wish the mix I received had more of these colors and the pinks as pictured, since mine were mostly white, but I'll take them!

You May Also Like

x SAVE TODAY! 20% OFF YOUR NEXT ORDER GREAT DEALS DELIVERED DAILY

Join our V.I.P. list! You'll save 20% on today's order and receive special offers, gardening tips and helpful resources daily. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

* required field