Easy to grow, enchanting creamy white flowers flourish over finely cut foliage. Lovely in annual borders and in containers.
Vibrant flowers provide a striking contrast to the feathery foliage. Flowers the same year as sown.
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 - Ivory Castle
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 / Cream white
Sow outdoors (March to June) where they are to flower, 5 mm deep, directly into finely prepared soil which has already been watered.
Seedlings usually appear in 14–28 days.
Thin seedlings to 15 cm apart. Water well until plants are established.
For a continuous display make sowings at two to three weekly intervals. Sowings made in curves rather than straight lines often create a more pleasing effect.
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