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CALIFORNIA Poppy Red Chief

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Eschscholzia californica

Family: Papaveraceae

Characteristics: Annual 60 cm

Seeds per packet: 50

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Scarlet flowers stand out strikingly against the silvery blue green foliage. Blue grey foliage contrasts nicely with satiny flowers that bloom from late spring into autumn. California Poppies are a charming addition to the garden and are easy to grow and require virtually no care. Self-sows freely.

Adaptable to most well-drained garden soils in an open sunny position. Tolerant to poor sandy soils and is drought and frost resistant.

Tropical: Winter to early summer.
Sub- tropical: Winter to early summer.
Temperate: Late winter to mid-summer.
Cold: Spring early summer.

Sow: 2-3mm deep, cover lightly and gently firm.
For best results sow directly into soil where they are to grow. If grown early indoors use a growing container that can be plant directly into the soil such as jiffy pots as seedlings do not like root disturbance.
Germination: 10-14 days.
Plant space: 30cm
Flowering: 8-10 weeks

Feed with a soluble fertiliser every two weeks for stronger plants.


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