Ed Hume Seeds

California Poppy

CALIFORNIA POPPY Mixed Colors, Eschscholzia

Hardy Annual - Height: 12 to 18 inches

A new colorful single flowering mixture of the popular roadside wildflower. Its foliage is lacy, gray-green and mound shaped. Very easy to grow, it is an excellent choice for dry areas, informal flower beds, borders and rock gardens.

Special Directions for Short Season Climates

SOWING: Plant seed directly outdoors early through mid-spring.  Cultivate soil, mix seeds with cup of sand or soil and broadcast lightly over planting area. Lightly rake into soil or cover lightly to a depth of 1/8 inch. Can be sown in the fall in mild winter areas.

SPACING AND THINNING: When plants are about 2 inches tall, thin 8 to 12 inches apart. Poppies do not transplant well.

GERMINATION: 10 days to 2 weeks at 55'-60,F. Keep soil moderately moist during germination.

Ed's Special Advice

Plant in sunny location with well drained soil. Avoid over-watering once plants are established. Remove or shear off old flower bases for continued flowering throughout summer. Plants may self-sow. California poppies thrive on a certain amount of neglect.


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