Eschscholzia californica Seeds

California Poppy Seeds

  • Orange Eschscholzia californica Seeds, Eschscholzia californica, California Poppy Seeds

Creates a luminous show with brilliantly orange blooms into the fall months. Famous in California but will grow anywhere. Annual.

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Zones 3 - 9
Advantages
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Easy to grow
Extended Bloom Time (more than 4 weeks)
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Bloom Time Spring to summer
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SKU HAS7EXX

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California Poppies are the state flower of California and is famous for carpeting entire hillsides up and down the coast, creating one of the most amazing natural shows in the world. This annual grows anywhere and the brilliantly-orange blooms truly illuminate the meadow into the fall months.
Associated SKUs
HAS7EXX
HAS7EQP (1/4 Pound)
HAS7E01 (1 Pound)
Common Name California Poppy Seeds
Botanical Name Eschscholzia californica
Seed Life Cycle Annuals
Light Requirements Full Sun
Flower Color Orange
Mature Height 12-18" tall
Bloom Time Spring to summer
Ships As Seed
Seeds Per Pound 294,835
Soil Moisture Average, Well Draining
Soil Type Sandy Soil, Loamy Soil
Native To North America
Native To California
Ideal Region Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, Southwest, West, Pacific Northwest
Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Advantages Deer Resistant, Easy to grow, Extended Bloom Time (more than 4 weeks)
Additional Information Perennial is warm regions. Annual in cold regions.
Storable Yes - You can store your seed in any cool (not freezing) dry place that is not subject to extreme temperature variations.
Non-GMO Yes
Neonicotinoid-Free Yes - Learn More
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada Yes

Planting Guides

Step-by-Step Wildflower Seed Planting Instructions

  1. Check for your last frost date and plant after this has passed. Choose a spot on your property that gets 6 or more hours of direct sun a day unless you are planting seeds for shade.
  2. Prepare your soil by clearing the area of all existing growth. Simply dig up everything that is growing, turn the soil and rake the area flat. If this is an area that has never before been gardened, you may need to till the area up to remove growth.
  3. Mix the seeds with sand* for better visibility and scatter the seeds directly on top of the soil. If you are sowing a larger area, we recommend using a seed spreader; if not, you can sow by hand.
  4. We recommend lightly compressing the seeds into the soil, making sure not to bury them. You can either walk on them, use a board or if you are sowing a larger area, rent a seed roller.
  5. Water so that the soil is moist, not soaking wet, until the seedlings are about 4-6" tall. After that, the seedlings will survive on natural rains. If you are experiencing very dry weather, we recommend watering occasionally.
Get more information on Planting Wildflowers
View more Planting Guides, or download our complete Planting Guide for tips on caring for your plants when you receive your order, as well as planting instructions for Perennials, Spring-Planted Bulbs, Fall-Planted Bulbs, Cacti & Succulents, Xeric Plants and more.

Shipping

Most orders ship within 48 hours or less.

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  • Accurate Instructions
  • Attractive
  • Healthy
  • Pretty

Cons

  • Careful About Chilling

Best Uses

  • Dry Sandy Fields
  • Outdoors

Comments about High Country Gardens Eschscholzia californica Seeds:

Sadly, I didn't get to see any of these beautiful poppies grow. I'd read somewhere online (NOT at your site!) that poppy seeds should be mixed with sand and a little water and refrigerated for 6 weeks. What happened is that they all ROTTED! Had to throw everything out. Much better to sow directly -- either in late fall or very early spring. Boo-hoo!

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USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

  • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
  • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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