Mikado California Poppy Seeds

2.5 out of 5 stars
(2 reviews)
Availability: In Stock

'Mikado' poppy with its saucer-shaped, bright orange-red flowers adds loads of color when planted in mass. Dramatic sun lovers; flowers open in sunlight and close on cloudy days and night. A heat- and drought-tolerant plant requiring little care, it often self-sows, providing years of beauty.

$2.49 1 grams (~520 seeds)

Botanical Name: Eschscholzia californica

Family: Papaveraceae

Native: North America

Hardiness: Perennial in USDA zones 8–10; usually grown as an annual.

Plant Dimensions: 12"–18" tall and wide

Variety Information: 2"–3" scarlet and orange saucer-shaped flowers with four silky, paper-like petals.

Type: California

Exposure: Full sun

Bloom Period: Spring to frost

Attributes: Attracts Pollinators, Deer Resistant, Drought Tolerant, Heat Tolerant

When to Sow Outside: RECOMMENDED. 4 to 6 weeks beforeyour average last frost date, 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; roots sensitive to disturbance.

Days to Emerge: 7–14 days

Seed Depth: Scatter and rake in lightly

Thinning: When 1" tall, thin to 1 every 4"–6"

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Mikado California Poppy Seeds Reviews

2 reviews


4 out of 5 stars Oct 4, 2020
I think I planted too late - they are just now blooming in October. Hopefully they will just come back next year.
Barbara Roeder from CO
Owner Response: Hi Barbara, Poppies do best when sown sometime between fall and late winter. These are annuals but will reseed if the seed heads form and are left on. Happy gardening!

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1 out of 5 stars Feb 11, 2022
They did not grow once transplanted.
Linda from NY
Owner Response: Hi Linda, Per your reviews today, it seems as though the seeds you started did well, but you struggled to transplant them successfully. Poppies do not transplant well which is why we recommend starting these seeds directly in place. Also, since you had difficulty after transplanting when it came to all of your reviews today, we just want to remind you it is important to harden off seedlings prior to transplanting to acclimate them to outdoor conditions. Without hardening off you can expect severe and even unreversible shock and sunburn damage.

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