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Eschscholzia californica 'Peach Sorbet'

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Eschscholzia 'Peach Sorbet' Seeds

Luscious Peachy-Pink flowers with a hint of cream and fine feathery foliage are characteristics of the Californian Poppy Peach Sorbet. Double and semi-double flowers open in sun 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 late summer/autumn for early flowers the following year. Californian Poppies are drought tolerant, easy to grow and produce masses of flowers. Peach Sorbet is perfect for edging paths and container planting too.

Genus Eschscholzia californica
Variety Peach Sorbet
Plant Type Hardy Annual
Height & Spread 25cm tall x 20cm wide (10 inches tall x 8 inches)
Sow Seeds Sow outdoors in late summer/autumn for nice strong early flowering plants or under cover in pots in a cool greenhouse for flowering pot 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 approximately ten weeks to flower from a spring sowing.
Flowers in shades peach/pink and cream are 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. Californian Poppies are brilliant in a posy with blue flowers such as Cerinthe and Salvia or peach and white Sweet Peas.
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