Eschscholzia californica 'Butter Bush'
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.
|Botanical name||Eschscholzia californica|
|Common name||California Poppy|
|Foliage colour||Silver/Grey, Green|
|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.|