Shirley Poppy Bridal Silk
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- SHIPSBeginning in April
- HEIGHT16" when full grown
- SPACING9" between plants
- LIGHTFull sun, plz.
- ZONEAnnual, zones 2-11
- SHIPPINGFlat rate $10 shipping on all orders
- INCLUDES3 plants, each in a 2" diameter pot
- Botanical NamePapaver rhoeas
- Common NameCorn poppy
Bridal Silk Shirley Poppies are an unusual pure white, that glow en masse in the garden. Perfect for a moon garden, or to set off some lighter pastel blooms.
- DEER Deer resistant
- KIDS+PETS Toxic
- DIFFICULTY Super easy to grow
- CLIMATE Heat loving
- WATER Drought tolerant
- INDOOR+POTS Grows well in containers outside.
How to Plant
Dig a hole and tuck your plant in so it is even with the soil. Now give your plant a good wish, a few solid pats to compress the soil around it, and a long drink of water.
Where to Plant
Find a place that gets a decent amount of sun, and space plants about 9" apart.
When to Plant
Avoid the heat of the day when planting — plant in the early morning, late afternoon, or by the light of the moon. Plant outside after your average last frost in the Spring.
When to Expect Blooms
For about six week mid-Summer.
Water regularly until they get established, and then give them extra water during dry spells. Pick the flowers regularly (Bring the flowers in! Make bouquets! Have fun!) to encourage more blooms. And ask us any questions along the way.
You can sear the end of the cut stem for a few seconds in boiling water or with a flame to prolong the vase life.