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Eschscholzia californica Single Mix - California Poppy seeds

Eschscholzia californica Single Mix (California Poppy) seeds

£1.60

Lovely, colourful hardy annual with bright yellow and orange to red flowers in summer.  Perfect for borders and pots in a sunny spot and loved by butterflies and bees.  Very easy to grow, sow outdoors where they are to flower.  Great for children to grow. 

Hardy Annual
Flowers: June to October
Height: 35cm
Position: Sun in any soil

Packet of 100 seeds

 


GROWING GUIDE

Outdoors:   Sow March to May.  Sow the seeds 1 cm deep where they are to flower in a sunny spot in finely raked, well drained soil.  Water regularly especially in dry weather.  Germination takes 2-3 weeks.  If necessary, thin out the seedlings to 15cm apart when large enough to handle.  Keep well watered and cut flowers/deadhead regularly to encourage more flowering.

Indoors:  Sow February to March.  Sow 6mm deep in moist, good quality seed compost and cover with sieved compost or vermiculite.  Place in a propagator or seal in a polythene bag and maintain a temperature of 15-21C.  Germination should occur in 2-3 weeks.  When the seedlings have emerged, gradually increase the ventilation by opening the propagator vents or opening the bag.  When large enough to handle, pot up into small pots (7-9cm) and grow on in cooler conditions in plenty of light but shaded from direct sunlight.  When large enough, gradually acclimatise to outdoor conditions before planting out, 20cms apart in a sunny position.

 

 


 


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