Poppy Shirley Double Mix is a classic mix of Papaver poppy varieties, consisting of graceful double flowering cultivars producing large silky textured flowers in beautiful pastel colours including red, salmon, orange, pink, purple and a range of bicolours. Many common poppies such as the Corn Poppy, Flanders Poppy and Shirley Singles Mix are often mistakenly or incorrectly sold as the Poppy Shirley Double Mix. Flowers of Poppy Shirley Double Mix are characterised by several rows of fine tissue-paper like petals that provide beautiful colour against the fine foliage. Flowers of Poppy Shirley Double Mix are suitable for use as cut flower in floral displays. Whilst Poppy Shirley Double Mix is generally grown as an annual, this variety is often known to become naturalised in established cottage style gardens, particularly in southern Australia through the natural self-seeding process.
Advantages of Poppy Shirley Double Mix
Spectacularly bright coloured flowers in pastel tones
Easy to grow and used in massed displays
Suitable as a cut flower
Attracts butterflies and birds
Long lasting flower and extended flowering (compared to the annual varieties)
40 - 50cm height at maturity
25 - 30cm apart is suitable planting distance
Prefers full sun but will grow in part shade
Suitable for pots and will grow in most temperate regions of Australia
This variety is not suitable for the humid tropics or sub-tropics
Hardy summer flowering perennial
Seed Sowing Instructions
Easy to follow seed propagation notes are provided with every seed purchase
Seeds of this variety are best started in seed raising mix or Jiffy® pellets before planting into the garden
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