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Mikado California Poppy Seeds

Mikado California Poppy Seeds

SKU:1031

'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.

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~1.0 g

(~520 seeds)

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Variety Info

Family: Papaveraceae

Type: California Poppy (Learn More)

Native: North America

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

Exposure: Full sun

Bloom Period: Spring to frost

Plant Dimensions: 12"–18" tall and wide

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

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

Sowing Info

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"