Seed Tape California Poppy mix - SeedEschscholzia californica
You will have a lovely mix of annuals with these semi-double Californian Poppies (Eschscholzia californica) 'Semi-Double'. These sun worshippers grow to around 35 cm tall and look just wonderful in borders or planters. The seed tape is 7.5 metres long (approx. 750 seeds).Show more
Planting and flowering details
Show moreThese poppy seeds (Eschscholzia californica) require no treatment prior to sowing. The seed tape is ready to use.
How to SowSow into the garden, March up to June.
Sow in the garden, preferably in full sun from the end of March right up to the end of June. Loosen the soil with a fork to at least 30 cm deep. Draw a straight furrow about 1 cm deep and label your row. Lay the seed tape along the row. Cut to size and cover the seed with 1 cm of soil. Press carefully in and sprinkle with water. Extra rows should be sown at 30 cm apart.
This seed should germinate in 10-20 days.
Show moreWater extra in dry periods but do be careful and only do so when the soil feels dry. Keep the bed free of weed and your poppies (Eschscholzia californica) should thrive. They prefer their soil to be on the poor side but don't like to stand in water. Plant in full sun or part shade. From June through to the first frosts, this plant will be in flower. Snip out overblown flowers to encourage new flowers to form. Feed these plants monthly for abundant flowering.
FloweringFloweris - June-November
Do deadhead to encourage reflowering.
These California poppies (Eschscholzia californica) make terrific cut flowers too but as they are so low growing, you can really only make small bouquets with them. Just cut off at the base of the stem with a sharp knife. Place them in a vase with only a little water and they will last longer.
Show moreCalifornia poppies (Eschscholzia californica) originated in ... California USA. They’ve be known here in Europe since 1826. Native Americans used this plant as a sedative and painkiller. These characteristics are also the most important reason for the plant being brought to Europe at that time.
The California poppy is also known as the pygmy poppy, California sunlight and golden poppy. The flowers, close in the evening.
The flowers are known for being very bright and cheerful and will attract lots of butterflies and bees to your garden. Everyone should have Eschscholzia californica (Pygmy Poppies) in their garden!
These pygmy poppies (Eschscholzia californica) 'Semi-double' are just lovely, with semi-double blooms in warm tints like yellow, orange and red.
How to useCalifornia poppiy (Eschscholzia californica) 'Semi-double' is an annual that is primarily known as a bedding plant. They can of course also thrive in pots and planters on the patio or decking and your poppies will reward you with lots of flowers wherever you grow them. They like a sunny spot, fertile and good permeable soil.
They do make a great cut flower but as they are low growing, the pretty summer bouquet will be a small one in a low vase on the table. Cut the flowers at the base of the stem with a sharp knife and put them in a bit of water with added flower feed. The vase can stay indoors, or you could stand it outside on the garden/patio table.