Poppy – Shirley Single Mix


The Shirley Poppy was developed as a subspecies from the Red Poppy. It comes in shades of pink, red and white. As well as in double or single petal arrangements. This flower can be spring or fall planted in the United States. It prefers to be planted in an area with full sun. The Poppy will not abide root agitation, so it can only be transplanted if it is done when it is very small. This flower should be planted directly outdoors, in the ground. The seeds for this poppy are very small, and only need to be planted as deep as the seed is in size. Often success can be found by scattering the seeds on top of loose garden soil and watering them in.

Seeding Rate is 2 pounds per acre if using a seed drill to plant with in rows. If broadcasting by hand you will need at least 2 to 2.5 times that amount (4-5 pounds).


Approximate rates for planting around your yard (heavier rates):

10 Grams covers approximately 150 sq. ft

1/4 Pound covers approximately 1,000 sq. ft

1 Pound covers approximately 4,000 sq. ft


**If you are interested in over 3 lbs of this seed please contact us for a wholesale price quote. To qualify for wholesale pricing $100 is the minimum order.

Purchasing Options PriceQuantity
Small Packet $2.50

Covers approximately 10 square feet.

10 Gram $3.00

Covers approximately 150 square feet.

1/4 Pound $12.00

Covers approximately 5,450 square feet.

1 Pound $33.75

Covers approximately 21,780 square feet.

Scientific Name

Papaver rhoeas

Product Type

Flower, Flower Mix


Pink, Red, White




Introduced species



Germination Time

10-30 days

Planting Season

Spring, Fall

Bloom Season

Spring, Summer

Weeks to Bloom

4 to 6 weeks


7 to 10

Seeds Per Pound


Seeding Rate (lb./acre)



Nectar, Pollen


Bumble Bees, Butterflies, Honey Bees, Native Bees


The Shirley Poppy was developed as a subspecies from the Red Poppy

Light Requirement

Full Sun

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