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Hans J

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californian poppies : Eschscholzia californica
« on: June 29, 2012, 02:12:01 PM »
my wife loves all kind of poppies ...so we have always searched for this plants
In last year a farmer gave us some plants from his garden ( we could not find it in nurseries ) ....in  fall I have collect the the seeds and sow it in spring ....now they starts with flowering - it is really a nice surprice each days opens flowers with other colors
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Re: californian poppies : Eschscholzia californica
« Reply #1 on: June 29, 2012, 02:16:05 PM »
In this spring we had luck and could buy in one of our favorite nursery two named Eschscholzia cultivars :

Eschscholzia "Yellow Chrome"
Eschscholzia "Mikado"
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Re: californian poppies : Eschscholzia californica
« Reply #2 on: July 04, 2012, 09:41:30 AM »
Hi Hans,
these are some of my favourite "annuals" and I often let them get "out of hand" to the deteriment of their neighbours! They self seed and cross to make new colour combinations each year.
Here are a few that have come up in our garden [pics taken last October]
If you'd like me to save some seed please let me know.
cheers
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« Last Edit: July 04, 2012, 09:44:35 AM by fermides »
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« Reply #3 on: July 04, 2012, 10:02:04 AM »
I love these, the colours are so strong, they light up even a rainy day, of which we are having rather more than usual in an English summer. When is the best time to sow for a good display next year?
« Last Edit: July 04, 2012, 04:42:44 PM by Maren »
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Re: californian poppies : Eschscholzia californica
« Reply #4 on: July 04, 2012, 11:09:45 AM »
Hi Fermi ,

nice to read that you also grow this plants - I was really a bit dissapointet that nobody sent me any comments to this posting
Thanks for your offer with seeds ....but I think I will get in next year a lot of selfsown plants

Hans
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Re: californian poppies : Eschscholzia californica
« Reply #5 on: July 04, 2012, 11:12:50 AM »
I love these, the colours are so strong, they light up even a rainy day, of which we are having rather more than usual in and English summer. When is the best time to sow for a good display next year?

Maren ,

I have sown my plants inside of our house on 25.March - they have flowered after 13 weeks here in my garden

Hans
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Re: californian poppies : Eschscholzia californica
« Reply #6 on: July 04, 2012, 01:28:54 PM »
Just had a look at your lovely poppies Hans. They are lovely with the sun on them.

I have the big red poppy out in flower now and it's so nice just a pity that the rain ruins its flower. Sorry don't know its right name.
Here is a picture I took the other day, the only day it wasn't raining  :'(

Angie :)
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« Reply #7 on: July 04, 2012, 04:59:29 PM »
Nice plant Angie !
I think it is a P.orientale cultivar but I can not help you with a name

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« Reply #8 on: July 04, 2012, 08:18:14 PM »
I just like it as it is easy to grow  ;D

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Re: californian poppies : Eschscholzia californica
« Reply #9 on: December 12, 2021, 01:27:42 PM »
Two pictures from the early summer. These are perfect for dry and sunny rocks. They don’t need much soil at all.
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