Californian Poppy (Eschscholzia Californica Carmine King) 300 seeds (#1994)
Bright, simple rosy-carmine flowers with creamy centres contrast with attractive 'ferny' foliage, ideal for beds, borders and containers. Easy to grow.
Excellent in annual borders and sown directly into containers for easy colour.
These are tough and drought tolerant. Full sun and well-drained soil with average fertility are needed for best performance.
It is ideal for spring and summer border, formal or informal.
It looks most beautiful in massive, naturalistic sweeps. It also adds color to tough urban landscapes and roadside plantings.
Genus - Eschscholzia
Species - Californica
Variety - Carmine King
Common name - Californian Poppy
Pre-Treatment - Not-required
Hardiness zones - 3 - 10
Height - 0,30 m
Spread - 0,20 m
Plant type - Annual
Exposure - Full sun (no flowers in shade)
Growth rate - Fast
Soil PH - Acid, neutral (pH 6.6-7.5)
Soil type - Chalky, well drained, sandy, poor quality
Water requirements - Average water needs. Water regularly, do not overwater, drought tolerant
Landscape uses - Spring and summer border, formal or informal.
Bloom season - June - October
Leaf / Flower color - Green / Rosy-carmine with creamy centers
California poppies can be grown only by seed planted directly in a permanent spot. They resent transplanting and will slow their growth or die if moved.
Sow the seed directly in the garden as soon as the soil can be worked in the spring till June.
Sow in a prepared seed bed thinly. Cover lightly with a fine soil. Firm gently, keep moist.
Germination in 14-28 days.