Eschscholzia californica ‘Copper Pot’ / Californian Poppy / Seeds

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Eschscholzia californica ‘Copper Pot’ / Californian Poppy / Seeds

A Californian Poppy with stunning blooms in attractive, coppery red shades in June to August/September, sitting neatly on mounds of feathery leaves.  Ideal sown in drifts of colour in borders and large containers.   Plants grow to about 25cm in height.


Californian Poppies prefer sun and poor or moderately fertile soil.

 

Pack of approx 200 seeds.  Sow directly into prepared soil in early autumn or late spring.  Early spring sowings can be done in pots.  Sowing instructions and a colour photo are printed on the packet. 

   

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Hardiness Hardy annual (RHS Hardiness H3)
Flowers June to August/September
Height 20 - 30cm
Spread 20 - 30cm
Conditions  Full sun and poor to moderately fertile soils
Sow

Sow in autumn or spring directly in the soil, on the surface and rake over lightly.  Or sow in early spring 5mm deep in plugs/pots of seed compost and keep at room temperature.  Germination takes 1-2 weeks.  Plant out into the garden in late spring, disturbing the roots as little as possible.  

Grow Deadhead plants to prolong flowering.  Remove plants in autumn after they have finished flowering.  Plants self seed freely, but not always in the same colour and form.