Lady Marmalade

Quick Facts:

    • Distinctive, two-tone flowers
    • Ruffled petals
    • Long bloom time
    • Drought tolerant
    • Deer resistant

Lady Marmalade

Description:

Eschscholzia californica.  Lady Marmalade is a new California Poppy that was originally selected from the Mission Bells mix. Try it rock gardens, patio containers, or mass landscape plantings, and enjoy the rose shaped, semi-double blooms that appear in golden yellow with bright orange centres. The flowers are drought tolerant, deer resistant, and will often naturalize in warm, dry garden settings. Lady Marmalade grows to 35cm (14") tall on upright stems, and blooms July through September from a direct spring sowing.

Hardy Annual - it may overwinter in Zones 8-10

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0.25g (approx. 185 seeds) FL4016A $3.89 Unavailable Notify me when in stock
1g (approx. 750 seeds) FL4016B $5.89 Unavailable Notify me when in stock
5g (approx. 3750 seeds) FL4016C $12.99 Unavailable Notify me when in stock
20g (approx. 15000 seeds) FL4016D $32.99 Unavailable Notify me when in stock
100g (approx. 75000 seeds) FL4016E $130.99 Unavailable Notify me when in stock
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Quick Facts:

    • Distinctive, two-tone flowers
    • Ruffled petals
    • Long bloom time
    • Drought tolerant
    • Deer resistant

How To Grow

These hardy, but short-lived perennial plants are usually grown as annuals.  Grows to 5–60 in (13–152 cm) tall, with alternately branching, glaucous, blue-green foliage. The leaves are divided into round, lobed segments. Blooms are solitary on long stems which are silky-textured each with four petals. Flower colours range from yellow to orange, flowering from early spring through to fall. The petals close at night or in the cold, windy weather and open again the following morning. Flowers will remain closed in cloudy weather as well. Continue reading below for tips on how to grow California poppies from seed.

Latin
Eschscholzia californica
Family: Papaveraceae

Difficulty
Easy

Season & Zone
Exposure: Full sun
Zone: Hardy in Zone 8, but usually grown as an annual

Timing
Direct sow outdoors in spring after the local last frost date. Otherwise direct sow in autumn. It can be started indoors, but does not like being transplanted.

Starting
Sow seeds 5mm (¼”) deep, spaced 20-25cm (8-10″) apart. Seeds should sprout in 14-21 days.

Growing
Grow in any average, well-drained soil. Deadhead regularly to prevent self sowing. California poppies are very likely to self sow when conditions are favourable.