California Poppy
California PoppyPacket: ~200 seeds (0.4 gram) More info569 available
Native to western North America, California Poppy (Eschscholszia californica) is one of the easiest-to-grow wildflowers. Perennial in mild climates and readily re-seeding in all climates, California Poppy stays put once established, is not picky about soil, and requires little attention. It will bloom year-round in Mediterranean Southern California. Its silky orange flowers are attractive to bees and other pollinators. The entire plant is used medicinally by indigenous peoples of the west. A tea made from the leaves and flowers has known sedative and anti-anxiety effect, along with aiding a troubled sleep. 60 days to flower. Hardy annual/tender perennial.
Cherry Glow Poppy
Cherry Glow PoppyPacket: ~350 seeds (0.2 gram) More info1042 available
An opium poppy (Papaver somniferum) strain that produces medium sized vibrant red flowers that reach up to three to four inches in diameter. Seed pods produce substantial amounts of black edible seeds. A great dual purpose culinary and ornamental variety. 90 days from seed to flower. Annual.
Iceland Poppy
Iceland PoppyPacket: ~500 seeds (0.1 gram) More info46 available
A subpolar cool-season ornamental flower (Papaver nudicaule) with papery blossoms in shades of orange, yellow, white and occasionally light pink. "Icelandic" is actually a misnomer when describing this poppy species - they aren't native to Iceland, but rather a broad range of boreal geographies throughout the world. With adequate spacing and temperature conditions their bloom period can span multiple months. 90 days from transplant to flower. Perennial (although in most warmer climates will grow as a short lived biennial or annual). Seeds are certified organic by Oregon Tilth.
Matilija Poppy
Matilija PoppyPacket: ~200 seeds (0.2 gram) More info
Matilija Poppy (Romneya coulteri) – also known as Fried Egg Plant or California Tree Poppy – is a West Coast native that produces large, showy white blossoms with a deep yellow center. Plants are tall perennial shrubs and establish blue-green colored foliage in their first year, with blossoms forming in the second year and beyond. Seeds require smoke and fire treatment to properly germinate; consider this an advanced yet rewarding technique; plants or root cuttings may be more viable for others. Second year flowers. Perennial.
Peshawar Poppy
Peshawar PoppyPacket: ~350 seeds (0.2 gram) More info5523 available
Peshawar Poppy (Papaver somniferum var. album) is a wonderful cool season ornamental native to southeastern Europe and western Asia. Its showy white blossoms – approximately seven to 10 per plant – give way to giant seed pods with substantial white seeds typically used for baking. A standout in the garden, the large white flowers are very attractive to bees and other beneficial flying insects. We’ve had great success direct seeding rows in early spring after frost danger has passed; to get plants producing earlier, start seeds in a greenhouse or protected area and later transplant. 90 days from seed to flower. Annual. Seeds are certified organic by Oregon Tilth.
Purple Gleam California Poppy
Purple Gleam California PoppyPacket: ~250 seeds (0.4 gram) More info
A purple flowered California Poppy! (Eschscholszia californica). We hardly knew! Same species, but the blossoms range from a pastel purple to a rich magenta. Like all other California Poppies, these will readily naturalize and reseed in any garden and have low fertility requirements. A perfect flower for establishing wild flower gardens or meadows. 60 days to flower from transplant. Annual. Seeds are certified organic by Oregon Tilth.
White Linen California Poppy
White Linen California PoppyPacket: ~200 seeds (0.25 gram) More info228 available
A cream-colored variant of our native California Poppy (Eschscholszia californica), White Linen has a long blooming period and low water requirements. Poppies add an ineffable beauty to any garden, and if left to go to seed they will re-grow for seasons and years to come. A great plant for beneficial insect pollinators - honeybees especially love the blooms. 60 days to flower from transplant. Annual. Seeds are certified organic by Oregon Tilth.