Eschscholzia californica 'Thai Silk Formula Mixture'

These are THE ruffled silk poppies, a beautiful mix of oranges, pinks, reds and cream above elegant blue-silver highly cut leaves. More
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These are THE ruffled silk poppies, a beautiful mix of oranges, pinks, reds and cream above elegant blue-silver, highly cut leaves.

They will self-seed at the front of the border and through impoverished gravel where we have them at Perch Hill. A showy, glamorous new introduction.

Genus Eschscholzia
Group/Species californica
Variety Thai Silk Formula Mixture
Type Hardy Annual
Common Name Californinan Poppy
Border Position Container, Front
Soil Type Chalky, Neutral, Sandy
Scent Unscented
Site Full Sun
Moisture Well-drained
Height 20cm (8in)
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 Deadhead regularly to encourage more blooms.
Flowering June - September
Harvesting Flower production: 4 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 'Thai Silk Formula Mixture' reviews

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Reviewed 14th August 2019 by Sandra

The plants had been over watered to the point where a thin layer of green algae had developed on the surface of the compost. I managed to salvage them by cutting back most of the foliage and re-potting them in a mix of sand and compost to see if it would dry them out and it did. I did this as they were replacements, the 1st lot was even worse.

Reply from the Sarah Raven Team:

"Thank you for your review. We are sorry to hear that your Eschscholzia seedlings arrived in an unsatisfactory condition and have refunded you for them.
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Posted 16th August 2019

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Reviewed 11th August 2019 by Andrew

some arrived dead, great customer service 2nd lot arrived the same, but got some good plants between the 2 batches

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Reviewed 2nd August 2019 by Clare

Great plug plants. What stunning flowers, so beautiful, wonderful contrast of foliage and flowers and the colours are amazing! If they self sow that would be wonderful,

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Reviewed 1st August 2019 by Susan

Very pretty colours - would grow again

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Reviewed 1st August 2019 by Michael

Excellent Salvias Amistad ... quality plants ... have settled in beautifully!

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Peter

Easy to germinate but take a long time to come to flower. They are predominantly pink, even though the photo shows some being orange.

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Katie

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Martine

Very pretty but only 2 of them survived

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Linda

Great service. Grow plants on a bit before planting. So many flowers, beautiful colours. Hope to save seeds for more next year.

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Russ

Great product and quality

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Sally

Only about 10 plants germinated, and they were quite floppy, so have collapsed in the rain. Probably wouldn’t buy them again.

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Susan

Not all took well and they became straggly

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Donald

Perhaps in the wrong place?

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Anne

First lot were almost dead on arrival. replacements not much better only two left alive and these I doubt will live long enough to flower

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Sandra

The plants had been over watered to the point where a thin layer of green algae had developed on the surface of the compost. I managed to salvage them by cutting back most of the foliage and re-potting them in a mix of sand and compost to see if it would dry them out and it did. I did this as they were replacements, the 1st lot was even worse.

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Karen

Did not manage to germinate these seeds.

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Gill

BEAUTIFUL 😊 delicate, feminine, simply gorgeous

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Peter

the product was good, but when delivered they were all damaged in transit, SR replaced them immediately , the second lot arrived in good condition

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Hilary

The seedlings were robust and are blooming well in my small patch of gravel beneath an evergreen tree.
Service was, as usual, excellent and that's why I buy most of my plants from you.