California Poppy

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California Poppy (Eschscholtzia californica)

  • Over 20,000 seeds
  • Easy to grow
  • Non-GMO, made in the USA
  • Attracts pollinators
  • Pouch Dimensions: 6" x 4" x 1/4"

California's radiant state flower, so proclaimed in 1903. As vibrant as California itself, this poppy flower's blossoms open with the morning sun and close when dusk falls. This stunning annual's saucer-shaped petals blanket the coastal hills with deep orange and bright yellow hues, delighting the eye with both color and form, so impressive, so delicately beautiful.

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COMMON NAME California Poppy
BOTANICAL NAME Eschscholzia californica
LIFECYCLE Perennial, Annual
PLANTING SEASON Spring
LIGHT REQUIREMENTS Full Sun
ZONES 3-10
BLOOM COLOR Orange, Yellow
BLOOM PERIOD Spring, Summer
PLANT HEIGHT 6-8 Inches
COVERAGE One Packet 40 Sq. Ft.
FEATURES Attracts Pollinators, Drought Tolerant, Easy to Grow

Planting Instructions

When To Plant

Poppies do best if planted directly outdoors in late Autumn or early Spring.


Where To Plant

Poppies only need soil that is ordinary and moist, but well drained. They also do well in full sun.


How To Plant

The seeds should not be planted deeply; they just need to be compressed into the soil, as they need light to germinate.

If planting in rows, then plant the seeds 6” to 8” apart.


How To Care For Poppies

These varieties of poppy seeds generally germinate in about 20 days. You can thin the seedlings to 6” to 8” apart after they emerge.

California Poppies should be watered regularly, but they can tolerate dry conditions. It is not necessary to fertilize poppies.

It generally takes about 60 to 90 days for California Poppies to bloom after the seed is planted.

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