Eschscholzia californica 'Orange King'

Eschscholzia californica 'Orange King' is a tall, tangerine Californian poppy with delicate, silvery foliage. A perfect garden plant for edging paths, giving a naturalistic feel to any garden. More
300 seeds 020006 £1.95 In stock
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Eschscholzia californica 'Orange King' is a tall, tangerine Californian poppy with delicate, silvery foliage. A perfect garden plant for edging paths, giving a naturalistic feel to any garden. It will self-sow.

Genus Eschscholzia californica
Group/Species californica
Variety Orange King
Type Hardy Annual
Common Name Californian Poppy
Border Position Front
Soil Type Chalky, Neutral, Sandy
Scent Unscented
Site Full Sun, Shelter
Moisture Well-drained
Height 45cm (18in)
Spacing 20-25cm (8-10in)
Sowing, Seeds, Planting Sow under cover in April. Direct sow in April and/or August-September. This self sows.
Care Tips Great for growing in container pots. Will thrive in poor soil. Needs staking.
Flowering May - July
Vase Life 5 days, sear stem ends in boiling water for 30 seconds.
Harvesting Flower production: 2 months.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  • Sow Under Cover/Plant Indoors
  • Direct Sow/Plant Outdoors
  • Flowers/Harvest
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Eschscholzia californica 'Orange King' reviews

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Reviewed 7th August 2019 by Elizabeth

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Reviewed 6th August 2019 by Philip

very few seeds actually germinated in the border, will again try again in pots in the greenhouse

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Karen

good service and lovely showy plants

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Lynette

Great website, good price, fast delivery and lovely brochure

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Wendy

Love these for a pop of colour. Some I staked, the others I let do their own thing and very please with the outcome.

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Mrs Gretton

These were glorious, BUT
for added excitement in my garden of perennials, opened July 7 for the Ngs (33 Huddleston Road, N7OAD), I grew the seeds mentioned very successfully. I also ordered 15 Ami Majus and five Thunbergia "Sunny Susie Brownie". Of the 15 Ami, planted out mid April, only five survived until July. The Thunbergia bloomed beautifully on the ground but refused to climb, so wasn't seen. Both of these were very disappointing!!

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Niall

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Donald

Perhaps in the wrong place?

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Reviewed 14th November 2018 by Lisa

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Reviewed 14th November 2018 by Emily

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Reviewed 14th November 2018 by Anne

Wonderful plants! Still in Flower after several frosts.Would recommend it .

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Reviewed 12th October 2018 by Petrina

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Reviewed 11th October 2018 by Susan

2 died although it may be our garden

Reply from the Sarah Raven Team:

"Thank you for your review. It has been tricky growing conditions this year so perhaps that played a part. You are welcome to email us at info@sarahraven.com if you would like to discuss this further."

Posted 7th November 2018

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Reviewed 20th September 2018 by Janet

Loved them, very good condition. Spectacular in a pot.

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Reviewed 19th September 2018 by Julia

They’ve grown very well..

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Reviewed 4th September 2018 by Frances

Still in flower, as soon as the sun is out, so in Orange King

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Reviewed 5th September 2015 by Lorraine cooper

Most successful germination this year among my direct sown cut flowers - kept coming and coming and have looked stunning. Their stems do need to be seared if you want them to cut well