Huge 3” to 4” blooms that are a wonderful mix of red, white and pink flowers. One of the best aspects of Shirley Corn Poppies is that they can be seen from a great distance, making them an excellent showstopper in your garden. The structure of the bloom is the same as the Flanders Field Poppy that is so loved by gardeners everywhere. The Shirley Corn Poppy grows to 2 or 2 ½’ tall and creates the most magnificent background – layer your garden starting with this magnificent plant as a backdrop and your entire garden will sing with color and personality! Seeds are packaged and germination tested for current year.
An interesting note: the seed pods from this plant make an exceptional dried floral arrangement at the end of the blooming season.
Plant duration: Annual.
Seasonal life over: With the first frost of the year.
Hardiness: Hardy. Can stand drought.
Soil type: Any well drained, light soil except for clayey soil.
Soil humidity: Moderate.
Seed sowing spacing: 9-12 inches.
Seed sowing depth: Surface sow.
Seed sowing time: March-May.
Seed germination: 1-4 weeks from the time the seeds are sown.
Sun exposure: Complete.
Bloom period: March-July.
Propagation: Through seeds.
Physical Appearance: -Plant height: 2.00-2.50 feet. -Flower colors: Pink, Red and White. -Flower size: 3-4 inches across.
Maintenance: Very easy.