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Eschscholzia californica 'Butter Bush'
California Poppy

Eschscholzia californica 'Butter Bush' California Poppy
£1.99 0820009083 Category: Seeds > Flower Seeds
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Eschscholzia californica 'Butter Bush' (Californian poppy) is so easy to grow - just throw and sow! Perfect filler for sunny borders, these buttery yellow, single to semi- double flowers look fabulous sown in large drifts of colour or in patio containers. Drought tolerant and very free flowering.

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Botanical name Eschscholzia californica
Common name California Poppy
Drought resistance Moderate
Flower colour Yellow
Flowering time Summer
Foliage Deciduous
Foliage colour Silver/Grey, Green
Fragrance N
Habit Bushy
Plant type Flower Seeds
Season of interest Summer
Time to maturity 1 - 2 years
Ultimate height 0.1m - 0.5m
Ultimate spread 0.1m - 0.5m
Useful/additional information Direct sow eschscholzia seed outdoors where they are to grow from March to May or in September for overwintering. Autumn sowings will flower in late spring. Choose a position in full sun on any poor, well drained soil which has been raked to a fine tilth. Sow seeds thinly, at a depth of 1cm (1/2in) in drills spaced 15cm (6in) apart and cover seed with its own depth of soil to exclude light. Water the ground regularly, especially during dry periods. Germination usually takes 5-1 days. When seedlings are large enough to handle, thin them out to 15cm (6in) apart. Alternatively, sow California poppies indoors from February to March at a temperature of 15-21C (6-7F). When seedlings are large enough to handle, transplant and grow them on in cooler conditions until large enough to plant outdoors.

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