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
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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
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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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