Poppy California Orange Seeds

Poppy California Orange Seeds

Eschscholzia californica

Item #1032

Perennial (tender) grown as an annual. Imagine what a sight it was for early explorers and settlers when they first laid eyes on the California hillsides massed with golden-orange flowers fluttering in the breeze. This drought-tolerant heirloom, the state flower of California, is an ideal plant for naturalized, wildflower areas, and it attracts pollinators. Perennial in USDA zones 8-10; in other zones it is treated as an annual. Deer resistant.

Seedling Image

Perennial (tender)
Grown as an annual

Full sun

Blooms spring to frost

6"-12" tall

Days to Emerge:
7-14 days

Seed Depth
and Spacing:
Scatter and
rake in lightly

When 1" tall, thin to 1 every 4"-6"

When to sow outside: RECOMMENDED. 4 to 6 weeks before average last frost, when soil temperature is 50°-60°F, or early to mid-fall for bloom the following spring. Mild Climates: Late summer to early fall for winter and spring bloom.

When to start inside: Not recommended; does not transplant well.

Artist: Carolyn Crawford

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