California Poppy

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.

Size: Packet: 300 seeds (0.9 gram)

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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.

Common Name:
California Poppy
Scientific Name:
Eschscholzia californica
Description:
Wildflower with stark orange petals and delicate light emerald foliage. Easy to grow and drought tolerant.
Plant Lifespan:
Annual
Cold Hardiness:
Zone 9b
Light Requirements:
Full Sun (min. 6 hours a day)
Seed In:
Early Spring
Seeding Depth:
1/8 in.
Days to Sprout:
7-21
Optimal Soil Temperature (F):
60-65
Plant Spacing:
18-36 in.
Average Days from Seed to Harvest:
60-80

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