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  • California poppy 'Apricot Chiffon'
  • Eventual height: 1.2m
  • Eventual spread: 0.45m

Eschscholzia californica 'Apricot Chiffon' (Thai Silk Series)

California poppy 'Apricot Chiffon'

RHS award of garden merit Perfect for pollinators RHS endorsed product
approx 300 seeds £2.40
approx 300 seeds £2.40
  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: poor, well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: June to October
  • Hardiness: fully hardy annual (will die after flowering, but usually self-seeds)

    An easy to grow, sun loving annual with attractive blue-green ferny foliage and silky blooms. Ideal for poor soils, gravel gardens or border edges. Californian poppies are incredibly easy to grow but they will put on a dazzling, summer-long performance.
    Winner of an Royal Horticultural Society, Award of Garden Merit for reliability and good performance.
    Part of the seed range produced by Mr Fothergill’s Seeds in partnership with the RHS.

  • Garden care: Prepare the bed well and sow shallowly into drills from March to May where they are to flower. When large enough to handle thin out the seedlings to 10 - 15cm apart, taking care not to damage the tap root. Water when necessary, but avoid excessively wet conditions.

  • Sow: March - June

  • Flowering: June - October

  • Approximate quantity: 300 seeds