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Eschscholzia Thai Silk Mixed

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Eschscholzia 'Thai Silk Mixed' Seeds

Thai Silk Eschscholzia are Californian poppies with single, double and semi-double flowers. Petals are attractively ruffled and come in all sorts of shades from creamy white, to apricot, orange and pink. Sow in spring and late summer/autumn. An autumn sowing will produce early flowers the following year. Thai Silk is a shorter variety of Californian Poppy so it's lovely for posies. It's very easy to grow, produces masses of flowers and is brilliant for edging paths.


Genus Eschscholzia californica
Variety Thai Silk Mixed
Plant Type Hardy Annual, Cut Flower, Edging Plant
Height & Spread 25 cm tall x 30cm wide (18 inches tall x 12 inches)
Sow Seeds Sow outdoors in late summer/autumn for nice strong early flowering plants.
Sow again in spring (March/April/May) for flowers lasting until late summer.
Thin/Plant Out Eschscholzia dislike root disturbance - sow them where you want them to flower. Allow 30cm (12 inches) between plants.
Conditions Required When the young Californian Poppies are established they are drought tolerant.
They need free draining soil in full sun - sandy soils or gravel gardens are best.
Flower Production Takes ten weeks to flower from a spring sowing. If you sow in autumn and spring
flowers are produced from May to August in all shades of pink, orange and creamy white.
Picking Pick early in the morning or on a cool evening and stand them
in deep water for a few hours before arranging. Lasts 5 days in a vase.
Planting Combinations Grow Eschscholzia with other drought tolerant plants such as Nigella.
They look brilliant in a little vase with blue flowers such as Cerithe and Salvia.

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