Thai Silk Formula

Quick Facts:

    • Ruffled petals
    • Long bloom time
    • Drought tolerant
    • Deer resistant

Thai Silk Formula

Description:

Eschscholzia californica. The Thai Silk Formula is a special blend of California Poppies featuring semi-double flowers with fluted petals and a very agreeable silken appearance. The petite plants only grow to 20cm (8") tall, with their delicate looking flowers contrasting nicely against muted, grey-green foliage. The flowers themselves can be as wide as 8cm (3"), and they work well in patio containers, rock gardens, and flower beds. California poppies are drought resistant, so they are suitable for xeriscaping, and they're also deer resistant.

 Hardy Annual - it may overwinter in Zones 8-10

Size: SKU: Price: Availability: Quantity: Total:
0.25g (approx. 200 seeds) FL4014A $3.89 Unavailable Notify me when in stock
1g (approx. 800 seeds) FL4014B $6.69 Unavailable Notify me when in stock
5g (approx. 4000 seeds) FL4014C $17.99 Unavailable Notify me when in stock
20g (approx. 16000 seeds) FL4014D $44.99 Unavailable Notify me when in stock
100g (approx. 80000 seeds) FL4014E $182.99 Unavailable Notify me when in stock
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Quick Facts:

    • 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.