Corn Poppy, Field Poppy, Flanders Field Poppy, Shirley Poppy
Papaver rhoeas 'Double Mixed'

Family: Papaveraceae (pa-pav-er-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Papaver (puh-PAY-ver) (Info)
Species: rhoeas (ROH-ee-as) (Info)
Cultivar: Double Mixed

Category:

Annuals

Height:

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

Hardiness:

Unknown - Tell us

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Pink

Rose/Mauve

Scarlet (Dark Red)

Coral/Apricot

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Foliage:

Unknown - Tell us

Other details:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Self-sows freely; deadhead if you do not want volunteer seedlings next season

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall

From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse

From seed; sow indoors before last frost

From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:

Bag seedheads to capture ripening seed

Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Anchorage, Alaska

Barbourville, Kentucky

Silver Spring, Maryland

Albertville, Minnesota

Olive Branch, Mississippi

Wallkill, New York

New Ulm, Texas

Madison, Wisconsin

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Gardeners' Notes:

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On Nov 4, 2002, Weezingreens from Seward, AK (Zone 3b) wrote:

Shirley poppies were developed in England in the late 1800's when Reverend Wilks of Shirley selectively pollinated species rhoeas poppies and came up with single rhoeas with a white edging. Since then, doubles have been developed, and though not all Shirley's have the white edging, they are certainly beautiful.