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Eschscholzia californica subsp. mexicana 'Sun Shades'
California Poppy

Eschscholzia californica subsp. mexicana 'Sun Shades' California Poppy
British Grown
£2.99 0820000105 Category: Seeds > Flower Seeds
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Eschscholzia californica subsp. mexicana 'Sun Shades' (California poppy) bears masses of chalice-like, silky flowers in shades of sun-rich orange. They make a dazzling display, especially when naturalised and allowed to self-sow. Height: 25 - 30cm (10 - 12in).

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Botanical name Eschscholzia californica subsp. mexicana
Common name California Poppy
Drought resistance Moderate
Flower colour Orange, 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 Sow thinly, 6mm (¼in) deep in drills 30cm (12in) apart in well cultivated soil which has been raked to a fine tilth. Thin out seedlings to 15cm (6in) apart. For Spring/Summer Flowering Pot Plants: Sow in a cool greenhouse or conservatory at 15-18C (60-65F) in the previous late summer/early autumn. Germination takes 14-21 days. Grow cool in full light and water sparingly. Plant out in spring after all risk of frost.Gradually acclimatise eschscholzia plants to outdoor conditions when all risk of frost has passed before planting outdoors in any well drained soil in full sun. Water regularly until plants are fully established. Deadhead faded eschscholzia flowers to prevent them from self seeding.

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