California Poppy Purple Gleam is a stunning poppy variety grown for its brilliant rose pink flowers that fade to a lavender/purple colour as the flowers age, providing a stunning masquerade of pink/purple/mauve flowers, at any given time. The flowers of this heavy flowering variety produce a gentle but alluring fragrance, sure to capture the attention of anybody who briskly walks past these beautiful plants.
California Poppy Purple Gleam is a popular variety of Eschscholzia, more commonly known as the genus that includes all California Poppy varieties. Whilst California Poppy Purple Gleam is generally grown as an annual, this variety is often known to become naturalised in established cottage style gardens, particularly in southern Australia through the natural self-seeding process.
Advantages of California Poppy Purple Gleam
Spectacularly beautiful pink/purple flowers
Easy to grow and used in massed displays
Attracts butterflies and birds
Long lasting flower and extended flowering
20 - 30cm height at maturity
25 - 30cm apart is suitable planting distance
Prefers full sun but will grow in part shade
Suitable for pots and will grow in most temperate regions of Australia
This variety is not suitable for the humid tropics or sub-tropics
Hardy summer flowering annual
Seed Sowing Instructions
Easy to follow seed propagation notes are provided with every seed purchase
Seeds of this variety are best started in seed raising mix or Jiffy® pellets before planting into the garden