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Eschscholzia californica 'Mission Bells'

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Eschscholzia 'Mission Bells' Seeds

Mission Bells Californian Poppies have double and semi-double flowers in shades of pink, ivory, gold and orange. Foliage is feathery and soft grey-green providing a lovely contrast to these gorgeous bright blooms. Perfect for Pollinators. Flowers open in the sunshine then close when night falls.

I recommend making two spring sowings, one in March then again in May for flowers all summer long. Sow again in autumn for early flowers the following year. Californian Poppies are easy to grow and surprisingly hardy, produce masses of flowers and they are perfect for edging paths too.

Genus Eschscholzia californica
Variety Mission Bells
Plant Type Hardy Annual
Height & Spread 25-30cm tall x 20cm wide (10-12 inches tall x 8 inches)
Sow Seeds Sow outdoors in late summer/autumn for nice strong early flowering plants
Sow again in March, April and 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.
Flowers in shades of pink, gold, orange and ivory produced from May to August.
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 vase with blue flowers such as Cerithe and Salvia.

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