Orange California Poppy Seeds

Organic, Heirloom, Native

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, attracts pollinators and is an ideal plant for naturalized, wildflower areas. Reseeds readily.

Botanical Name: Eschscholzia californica

Family: Papaveraceae

Native: North America

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

Plant Dimensions: 6"–12" tall and wide

Variety Information: 2"–3" golden-orange, silky, saucer-shaped flowers with four delicate, 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 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; roots are 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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Orange California Poppy Seeds Reviews

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Beautiful orange
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These beauties were easy to grow and added a splash of color.
Jo from MN

Hardy Hardy Hardy!
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Just had several rosettes of this survive a -18 F freeze and I am stunned! Planted in May, a little late but I had just moved, and these beauties bloomed all summer with a little water and deadheading. They are against the sunny south face of our yellow house so they roasted all summer, but that seems to also be the reason they've made it almost to March in high plains zone 5b. Perks of buying from a local seed company as well--these are perfectly acclimated to the Front Range.
Joe from CO

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