California Poppy Mix
- Self-seeding annual
- Plants grow to 12-16 inches tall
- Mixture of bright colors
- Great for mass plantings
Producing a spectacular, long-lasting display of lively and colorful flowers, this self-sowing native poppy was documented on the Pacific coast by Dr. Johann Friedrich Eschscholtz, leader of a Russian expedition to the region in 1815. It was officially designated the state flower of California on December 12, 1890. Annual, 12-16" tall.
Learn to Grow California Poppy Mix
Direct Seed: 1/4" Deep
Germination: 10-15 Days
Thin: 8-10" Apart
Light: Full Sun
Instructions - Direct seeding is preferable, as poppies do not like to have their roots disturbed. Sow seeds outdoors in the early spring when the soil is still cool and light frost is possible. Can also be sown in the fall just before the ground freezes. Plants will tolerate poor soil.
Ratings & Reviews
Tough & dry-tolerant wild color.
I was surprised that amongst many in a wild flower mix these took hold and thrived in our cold, wet/dry sandy Zone 5a Michigan garden. They produced abundant seed, and just might overwinter. Looking forward to more colors.