Cultural eshcholtsia – a strongly branched plant with a height of 15 to 50 cm. Essholtsiya has a deep rod root. The stems of the plant are thin, straight, and the leaves are openwork and cut. The stem with leaves has a pleasant gray-green color with a wax coating. Coloring the leaves and stems, the plant is similar to wormwood, so the people call eshsholtsii wormwood.
Flowers are eschollations cup-shaped, single, on the plant numerous. The diameter of the flowers, depending on the variety and conditions of growth, is from 5 to 8 cm. Flowers can be simple four-petalled and double. Most often, flower growers grow eshsholtsiyu with yellow shades of flowers, but there are also pink, red and pale cream forms. In clear weather, flowers are open from 10 am to 5 pm. In cloudy weather, the petals are closed.
Eschsolcia is sufficiently drought-resistant, light-loving and cold-resistant. The plant does not tolerate the introduction of fresh organic fertilizers, acidic soils and excess moisture.
Sowing is carried out by seeds in the early periods immediately into the soil to a depth of 0.5 cm. If the winters are snowy, then the seeds should be sown for winter, then the plants bloom faster. Seeds in eschollations are rather small spherical and germinate unfavorably, two weeks after sowing. Seedlings are grown only in pots, tk. plants very badly tolerate transplant. Dissolved self-sowing is well dispersed and can grow in one place for several years.
Thinning of young plants is carried out through 12-15 cm. With a more dense planting, the plants are stretched excessively and can be lazy from the wind.
Eshsol`tsiya blossoms continuously – from early June to autumn, despite the fact that a single flower lives only one day.
Seeds are picked selectively when the fruits turn golden brown. Seeds are stored for 2 years.
The plant can be affected by verticillium wilt, powdery mildew, nematodes, aphids, and spider mites.
If you do not have a Californian mache in the flower garden, be sure to sow, and in the summer you will be pleased with the golden flower bed.