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.
  • Organic #2033 - 2 grams
  • $2.49 $1.74
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  • Conventional #1032 - 2 grams
  • $1.99 $1.39
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  • Conventional Large #7200 - 10 grams
  • $3.99 $2.79
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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"