Poppy California Mikado Seeds

Poppy California Mikado Seeds

Eschscholzia californica

Item #1031

Annual. Mikado Poppy with its stunning, saucer-shaped bright orange-red flowers adds loads of color when planted en masse. A heat- and drought-tolerant plant requiring little care, it self-sows, providing years of springtime beauty. California poppy is perennial in USDA zones 7–11; in other zones it is treated as an annual.
Deer resistant.




Annual (Perennial in USDA zone 7 or warmer)

Full sun

Blooms in spring and fall

6”-12” tall

Days to Emerge:
7-14 days

Seed Depth
and Spacing:
Scatter and rake in lightly

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


When to sow outside: RECOMMENDED. 4 to 6 weeks before average last frost, as soon as soil can be worked when soil temperature is 55º–60ºF, or early to mid-fall for bloom the following spring.

When to start inside: Not recommended; does not transplant well.

Artist: Pat Fostvedt

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