Shirley Poppy Mother of Pearl Seeds
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- HEIGHT2ft when full grown
- SPACING9" between plants
- LIGHTFull sun, or part-shade
- ZONEGrows everywhere in the USA (annual, zones 2-11)
- INCLUDES50 seeds
- Botanical NamePapaver rhoeas
Mother of Peal Poppies look like a delicious dessert, with marble mocha-raspberry swirl blended with creamy white and pale pink. The double petals really stand out with this rosy bi-color variety.
- DEER Deer resistant
- KIDS+PETS Toxic
- CLIMATE Heat loving
- WATER Drought tolerant
- INDOOR+POTSGrows well in containers outside
How to Plant
Spread seeds in the dirt 1/8" deep, 2" apart. Water gently and regularly as seedlings emerge over the next 2 weeks. Once babies are 2” tall, pluck so there's just one per 8-12".
Where to Plant
Find a place that gets mostly sun, and space plants about 9" apart.
When to Plant
Early spring, or late fall if winters are mild. Sow directly into garden.
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 to encourage more blooms.
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.