Poppy 'Shirley Double' Seeds

£3.00
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Perfect For Pots
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Great Cut Flowers
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Direct Sunlight
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Pollinator Friendly

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plant benefit
Perfect For Pots
plant benefit
Great Cut Flowers
plant benefit
Direct Sunlight
plant benefit
Pollinator Friendly

poppy doubles in reds, whites and pinks.

Native to the UK, Shirley Doubles are best planted in drifts to watch them bob along through a summers breeze. Floating airily, with the contrast of colours, they look great in your garden beds, containers or as cut flowers in your vase.

why it's special:

  • Double flowers in a wide variety of colours
  • From seed to flower in the same year
  • Attracts bees, butterflies and other beneficial insects

when to sow

jan
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mar
apr
may
jun
jul
aug
sep
oct
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dec

when to harvest

Plant size

30 cm
20 cm
conditions

Position

Full sun.
soil conditions

Soil

Well drained soil.
urban growing

Support

Water often.
Feed occasionally.

Our Top Tip

Be sure to deadhead spent flowers to encourage prolific blooming throughout the season.

About poppy shirley double

The common poppy (Papaver rhoeas) is an annual wildflower characterised by striking papery blooms. The seeds of the common poppy can lie dormant for up to 80 years, germinating once the soil is disturbed. The blooms of the common poppy typically last from late spring to early summer. These poppies require almost no maintenance when they are planted in their hardiness zones, and they are great for naturalising. They also work well in garden beds, cottage gardens, borders, and pollinator gardens.

In The Records

The Shirley Poppy was created in 1880 by the Reverend William Wilks, vicar of the parish of Shirley, England. Found in a corner of his garden next to a field, it is a variant of the field poppy that has a narrow white border around the petals.
Features Pollinator friendly, perfect for pots, great cut flowers and likes direct sunlight
Locations Terraces, containers and garden beds
Effort Level Looks after itself
Botanical Name Papaver Rhoeas ‘Shirley Double’
Other Names Common poppy, Corn poppy, Corn rose + Field Poppy.
Plant Type Annual
Pot Size 25 cm
Pet/Baby Safe No.
Number of Seeds 2500
Sowing Tips Sow directly on top of compact, moist soil and keep in a warm spot. The seeds need light to germinate and grow.
Delivery times 
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  Express £7.95 Next day delivery
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