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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Eschscholzia californica 'Orange King' reviews

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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