Poppy: California: Mixed Colors

Poppy: California: Mixed Colors - Seeds & Bulbs

Poppy - California
Mixed Colors
(Eschscholzia california)

This is the state flower of California, and planted in mass, the effect is breathtaking. Colors include orange, deep orange, white, yellow, scarlet and purple. The flowers are silky and saucer-shaped, and are great for naturalizing in wildflower areas. This drought-resistant native American wildflower is a perennial, but is usually grown as an annual, although the foliage will usually overwinter in USDA zones 7 to 11. When used as a wildflower, one packet will plant 40 sq. ft.

Estimated Seed Count
Area Covered
2 oz
1,800 sq ft
4 oz
3,600 sq ft
8 oz
7,250 sq ft
1 lb
14,500 sq ft

Flower Type: Annual (tender perennial)
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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