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California Native Orange Poppies

(Eschscholzia californica)

Cheerful California poppies are a perfect choice for hot, dry areas and grow almost anywhere withou...

(Eschscholzia californica)

Cheerful California poppies are a perfect choice for hot, dry areas and grow almost anywhere without a fuss. Sow poppies to cover a neglected or hard-to-cultivate area or for a memorable display in a large garden space. The bright, fluted blossoms dancing above feathery gray-green foliage will cloak the ground for weeks. 

Perennial Grown As Annual
Ample 2.2 oz. seeds covers 600 to 700 sq.ft.

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NOTE

The Poppy seeds in this can are packed with a larger quantity of milled rice hulls to help space the tiny seeds when scattering.

Before opening, shake the can thoroughly to mix them together so when you cast the seeds they are spaced with room for the plants to grow.


HOW TO PLANT

In mild winter climates, where the ground does not freeze hard, poppies can be sown in late fall to overwinter for spring bloom. Or, plant as early as possible in spring, as poppies can handle light frosts and bloom longest when given a good start in cool weather.

To prepare the planting area: remove all weeds, grass and large stones. Break up soil clumps and evenly loosen the top 2 inches of soil with a digging fork or shovel, then smooth out with a flat rake.

Shake the can thoroughly before opening, then scatter the contents thinly and evenly over the prepared ground. Using your rake, cover the seed mixture 1/4 inch deep and lightly firm the soil. Water with a gentle mist thoroughly and evenly. Keep the soil moist while awaiting germination and while the seedlings are small.


GROWING NOTES

Mature poppy plants can handle dry conditions, but will thrive and bloom much longer if watered regularly. Poppies make lovely cut flowers if brought indoors just as the buds begin to open. At season’s end, let spent flowers form pods and drop seeds to bloom again the next spring.

Cold Winters

Mild Winters

Sun/Shade

Sow Seeds

Days To Germinate

Mature Height

April – May
Sept – April
Full sun
Scatter thinly
1/4 inch deep
9 – 14 days
12 – 15 inches

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Cold Winters

Mild Winters

Sun/Shade

Sow Seeds

Days To Germinate

Mature Height

April – May
Sept – April
Full sun
Scatter thinly
1/4 inch deep
9 – 14 days
12 – 15 inches

Cold Winters

April – May

Mild Winters

Sept – April

Sun/Shade

Full sun

Sow Seeds

Scatter thinly
1/4 inch deep

Days To Germinate

9 – 14 days

Mature Height

12 – 15 inches

From Our Gardening Resources

-----TOP CONTENT ABOVE HERE-----

RIGHT COLUMN CONTENT BELOW HERE

Videos

 How To Grow Golden California Poppies

RIGHT COLUMN CONTENT ABOVE HERE

 

From Our Gardening Resources

-----TOP CONTENT ABOVE HERE-----

RIGHT COLUMN CONTENT BELOW HERE

Videos

 How To Grow Golden California Poppies

RIGHT COLUMN CONTENT ABOVE HERE

 

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