(Eschscholzia Red Chief - Scarlet Red)
Californian Poppy Red Chief is one of the best and most authentic reds ever seen. The intensely coloured and elegant flowers are produced all summer long and are particularly beautiful in groups and borders in the natural garden setting.
Their vibrant scarlet to red flowers makes a striking contrast to the feathery foliage. Excellent in annual borders and sown directly into containers for the accessible, colourful floral garden.
The Californian poppy is a famous balcony and tub plant and also has a charming effect on the edges of beds and in rock gardens. It originates - as the name suggests - from California. Although the plants appear delicate and fragile, they are very robust and can withstand dry, hot conditions on poor soils. They produce beautiful, delicate flowers throughout the season, popular with bees, bumblebees and hover flies.
Sow - Spring in cooler climates or Autumn-Winter warmer climate zones. Prefers a sunny position, sow 3mm deep, keep moist, emerges in 10-14 days. An annual plant, 30-40cm height.
20 seeds per packet