California Poppy Seeds (Eschscholzia)

Creates a luminous show with brilliantly orange blooms into the fall months. Famous in California but will grow anywhere. Annual.
Zones3 - 9
Advantages
Easy To Grow
Deer Resistant
Native
Extended Bloom Time (more than 4 weeks)
Good Rockgarden Or Alpine Plant
Multiplies / Naturalizes
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Mature Plant Size12-18" tall
Bloom TimeSpring to summer
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SizeNo
SKUHC015878

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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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.
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Associated SKUsHC015878
HC013291 (1 Pound)
HC013292 (1/4 Pound)
Common Name
California Poppy
Botanical Name
Eschscholzia californica
Seed Life Cycle
Annual
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Flower Color
Orange
Bloom Time
Spring to summer
Mature Height
12-18" tall
Ships As
Seed
Ideal Region
Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, West, Southwest, Pacific Northwest
Zones
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Seed Coverage
1/4 lb covers 1,089 sq ft.
1 lb covers 4,355 sq ft.
Soil Type
Sandy Soil, Loamy Soil
Soil Moisture
Average, Well Draining
Advantages
Easy To Grow, Deer Resistant, Native, Extended Bloom Time (more than 4 weeks), Good Rockgarden Or Alpine Plant, Multiplies / Naturalizes
Additional Information
O
Ships To Canada
No
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.
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