POPPY CALIFORNIA – ORANGE SEEDS

POPPY CALIFORNIA – ORANGE SEEDS

$2.49

Chelmsford | 7
Concord | 8
Falmouth | 9
Osterville | 7
Tewksbury | 7
Winchester | 4
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Description

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″

1,040 seeds.