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||Full Sun to Partial Shade
Late summer or early fall
Suitable as Annual
Suitable for wintersowing
Sow in situ
Posted by Calif_Sue
(Sebastopol, CA - Zone 9a) on Nov 21, 2011 1:26 AM concerning plant:
Quoted from Seedaholic.com website:
"Originally raised in the 1880's by the Rev. W. Wilks (1843-1923) in his garden in Shirley near Croydon in Surrey, this whole remarkable race comes from one solitary flower he spotted in a waste corner among a patch of the common scarlet Field Poppies which had a very narrow edge of white. Over the coming years he worked on the progeny of this one bloom by a process of selection and elimination to give us the Shirley Poppy we know today.
When later writing on the subject, he set out what might be said to be the specification for his Poppy.
"Let it be noticed that true Shirley Poppies...
(1) are single, (2) always have a white base with (3) yellow or white stamens, anthers and pollen, (4) never have the smallest particle of black about them.
Double Poppies and Poppies with black centres may be greatly admired by some, but they are not Shirley Poppies." "
Posted by Mindy03
(Delta KY) on May 3, 2012 4:04 PM concerning plant:
Valuable source of pollen for honey bees/
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||On March 12, 2015
Planted in Little Girl garden.
||On January 20, 2015
From One Stop Poppy Shoppe
||On May 11, 2015
||On June 20, 2021
Transplanted late in front gardens. Good to see it will take some shade. New to me in 2021.
||On April 2, 2021
Sprouted in WS container.
||On January 3, 2021
Winter sowed Jan 2, 2021, Seeds from DnD exchange.
Notes: Suitable for winter sowing Hardiness: Hardy Annual
Seed to Bloom: 14 weeks Best in drifts, plant when the spring weather is still cool, and frost is possible
|Shirley Poppy by PeggyC
||Aug 18, 2018 9:01 AM
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