Eschscholzia- Californian Poppy

Annual plants with attractive flowers; when in bud they look like nightcaps.

Situation:

In the annual border or in beds.

Soil:

The Californian poppy will not flower in rich soil.

Propagation:

Sow in situ from the first weeks of spring until early summer, preferably in rows; thin out the seedlings to 30 cm. They do not like being transplanted.

Eschscholzia californica: Height 30-60 cm; long-stalked flowers from mid summer to mid autumn; in the species they are yellow with an orange base. There are numerous hybrids in a variety of colours. ‘Ramona’ is a well known single selection; the double-flowered group includes ‘Robert Gardner’ and ‘Toreador’. The more spreading ‘Erecta Compacta’ strains, in all sorts of colours, except blue, grow to only 30 cm.

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