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Californian Poppy Mikado Seeds
Info: Californian poppy Mikado produces beautiful, silky-smooth flowers in a bright orange. A real eye-catcher in any garden.
The Californian poppy is a popular balcony and tub plant and also has a charming effect on the edges of beds and in rock gardens. It originates - as the name suggests - from California. Although the plants appear delicate and fragile, they are very robust and can withstand dry, hot conditions on poor soils. They produce beautiful, delicate flowers throughout the season, popular with bees, bumblebees and hoverflies.
Sowing & care: Sowing takes place directly outdoors from April/May. The seeds hardly need to be covered with soil, light raking is sufficient. Californian poppy prefers a sunny location (the flowers close in the shade) and a lean, sandy, permeable soil. Too much nutrients and water lead to intensive growth of the stems and leaves at the expense of the flowers.
|Botanical name||Eschscholtzia californica|
|Sowing||from mid April directly outdoors|
|Location||sunny, lean, sandy, well-drained soil|
|Germination temperature||14 - 18°C|
|Germination||7 - 14 days|
|Blooming||June - September|
|Height||30 - 45 cm|
Image source: Magnus Manske, Eschscholzia californica `californian poppy` 2007-06-02 (flower), CC BY-SA 3.0