|COMMON NAME||Mexican Poppy|
|BOTANICAL NAME||Eschscholzia mexicana|
|PLANTING SEASON||Spring, Fall|
|LIGHT REQUIREMENTS||Full Sun|
|BLOOM COLOR||Orange, Yellow|
|BLOOM PERIOD||Spring, Summer|
|PLANT HEIGHT||6-18 Inches|
|COVERAGE||One Packet 40 Sq. Ft.|
|FEATURES||Attracts Pollinators, Drought Tolerant, Easy to Grow|
HOW TO PLANT MEXICAN POPPY SEEDS
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.
Mexican 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 Mexican Poppies to bloom after the seed is planted.
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