Californian Poppy Seeds
Just about the easiest to grow of all our hardy annuals. The Californian Poppy, also known as ‘cup of gold’ and golden cup’ has wispy, fern-like foliage and lively, bright orange, red and yellow flowers.
Dazzling through the summer, plants are drought tolerant, thriving in light, poor soil. Richer soils tend to produce more foliage at the expense of blooms. These cup-shaped flowers are perfect for dry, sunny slopes and also do well in coastal gardens. If required for indoor displays, cut stems when the buds are in advance stages, but still furled.
Tip Remove dead flowers to prolong the flowering season. Sow some direct to pots and tubs for easy summer colour.