300 California Poppy Flower Seeds Red Chief Eschscholzia Californica
Best time to plant or cast these seeds is in the fall or spring.
California Poppies are native to California. They prefer full sun and can grow where the water supply is limited. They don’t abide transplanting very well and typically do better if started outdoors. California Poppies can be perennial but are frost sensitive and will not survive in colder climates. They need well-drained soils to grow in. These flowers can be fall planted in zones 7-10.
This unique California Poppy has bright red flowers with blue-green, finely divided foliage. Plants are very adaptable, preferring full sun and dry to moderate moisture. Poppies prefer well-drained, poor soils and resent transplanting. Bees are attracted to the pollen.
Name: California Poppy Red Chief
Scientific Name: Eschscholzia californica
Plant Seeds: Outdoors After Frost / Indoors Weeks Before Last Frost
Plant Height: 12"-18"
Plant Spacing: 12 - 15"
Cycle: Tender Perennial
Bloom Season - Spring, Summer
Light Requirements: Full Sun
Soil & Water Preferences: Average
Other: Attracts bees, birds, & butterflies
Sowing: Sow in early spring, planting the seed 1/4" below the surface of the soil; keep the soil lightly moist until germination, which should occur in 2-3 weeks at a soil temperature of 60-65 degrees. In USDA Zones 7 and warmer, this seed can be fall planted. Poppies do not transplant well, and must be planted while very small if started indoors.
Growing: Water seedlings occasionally, but decrease watering as the plants mature; poppies tolerate drought well and will only need watering in periods of extreme dryness. This plant tolerates most soils that drain well, as well as adapting to seaside conditions. This plant does not need rich soil, and actually blooms best in poor soil. Pinch off faded blossoms for the most prolific blooming. These flowers prefer cool temperatures, usually blooming in spring and early summer and going dormant when the summer heat begins. Though an annual, it will reseed itself and return the following year. Poppies attract bees and butterflies.
All multiple orders of the same seed are put in the same bag. For example if you order 500 beefsteak tomato seeds x 3 then 1500 seeds will be put in the same bag. We do not send out 3 individual bags with 500 in each. This goes for all seeds unless they are listings of different seeds.
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