Poppy: California: Mikado

Poppy: California: Mikado - Seeds & Bulbs

Poppy - California
(Eschscholzia california)

These beautiful, silky, saucer-shaped flowers are scarlet and orange in color. Looks best planted in masses, Plants are drought tolerant and do well in hot, dry areas once established. California poppy is a perennial that is usually grown as an annual, but the foliage will overwinter in USDA zones 7 - 11. California Poppies are a native American wildflower. If planted as a wildflower, one packet will cover 15 square feet.

Average Count: 650 seeds

Flower Type: Annual
Bloom Time: Spring and Fall
Height: 6" to 12"
Exposure: Full Sun

When to Sow Outside: In cold climates, sow in spring as early as the soil can be worked. In warm climates, sow in fall for fall and early spring color.
When to Sow Inside: Does not transplant well.
Seed Depth: 1/8"
Seed Spacing: 1"
Days to Emerge: 10
Thinning: When 1" tall thin to 6" apart

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