Easy to grow, stunning two-tone blooms
Mainly double and semi-double two tone (red to orange) blooms above feathery foliage. Perfect for annual borders and containers.
Remove dead flowers as Californian Poppy is self-sowing. It does not tolerate transplanting.
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.
Genus - Eschscholzia
Species - Californica
Variety - Strawberry Fields
Common name - Californian Poppy
Pre-Treatment - Not-required
Hardiness zones - 3 - 10
Height - 0,25 m
Spread - 0.25 m
Plant type - Annual FLower
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 / Double tone (orange-red)
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 beginning of June.
Sow on the moist surface and cover lightly with a few mm of soil. Keep moist until germination.
Normally germinates in 14-28 days.
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