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California Poppy

Copper Pot

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California Poppy

Copper Pot

(Eschscholtzia californica)
The blossoms of this luminous California poppy glow in radiant coppery-red shades, especially dazzling when...
(Eschscholtzia californica)
The blossoms of this luminous California poppy glow in radiant coppery-red shades, especially dazzling when lit by the sun. Copper Pot’s satiny flowers shine like bright beacons above mounds of feathery, gray-green foliage. Their vibrant colors are real showstoppers throughout spring and early summer. Ideal for drifts of cheerful color, these easy to grow flowers will often naturalize and happily resow themselves for another season of bloom. Copper Pot is perfect to cover bare or neglected garden areas.
Seed Count: Approx. 1275 / Weight: 2 gms
$ 2.79

PERENNIAL/GROWN AS ANNUAL

Spring/Summer bloom
Can handle light frost


BEST TO START DIRECTLY IN THE GARDEN

Sow seeds directly into a finely textured, well drained garden bed in full sun as early in spring as the ground can be worked. Plant as early as possible in spring, as poppies can handle light frost and bloom best and longest when plants get a good start in cool weather. In mild winter climates, Poppies can also be sown in late fall to overwinter for spring bloom. Except in very poor soil, these California poppies will grow and flower readily with no added fertilizer. Space seeds several inches apart, cover 1/4 inch deep, and firm soil gently. Keep soil moist as seedlings emerge. Weed young seedlings carefully. If seedlings come up very thickly, thin poppies early but delay final thinning until seedlings are well established in spring. Final spacing should be 6 inches apart as plants need room to grow and bloom.


GROWING NOTES

When mature, poppy plants can handle dry conditions, but they will always bloom longer if regularly watered. Poppies are pretty cut flowers if brought indoors just as buds begin to open. At season’s end, allow spent flowers to form pods and drop seed if you want poppies to self-sow for next year's spring flowers.

Cold Winters

Mild Winters

Sun/Shade

Sow Seeds

Days To Germinate

Mature Height

March – May
Sept – April
Full sun
2-3 inches apart
1/4 inch deep
7 – 14 days
12 – 15 inches

Cold Winters

Mild Winters

Sun/Shade

Sow Seeds

Days To Germinate

Mature Height

March – May
Sept – April
Full sun
2-3 inches apart
1/4 inch deep
7 – 14 days
12 – 15 inches

Cold Winters

March – May

Mild Winters

Sept – April

Sun/Shade

Full sun

Sow Seeds

2-3 inches apart
1/4 inch deep

Days To Germinate

7 – 14 days

Mature Height

12 – 15 inches

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