Californian Poppy - Carmine King
Carmine King can grow in poor, dry soils. This variety is believed to have been introduced in 1906. The elegant single blooms stand above the lovely fine foliage, reaching the height of 20cm.
Sow outdoors, March-May, where they are to flower, 0.5cm deep, directly into finely-prepared, well-drained soil, which has already been watered. Seedlings usually appear in 14-28 days. Thin seedlings to 15cm apart. Water well until plants are established. For a continuous display, make sowings at two to three-week intervals. Sowings made in curves, rather than straight lines, often create a more pleasing effect. Flowers from June to October.