The California poppy is not a true poppy but has a similar look and feeling. Blossoms in our mix come in red, cream, orange, gold and pink. Silky cups, 2-3" wide, flutter on finely-cut silvery olive-green foliage. They will blooms from spring into summer, especially in cool weather. Sow seeds where plants are to grow. Great fillers in beds and containers. Plants are drought and heat tolerant and should be space 9-12" apart.
The amount of sunlight this product needs daily in order to perform well in the garden. Full sun means 6 hours of direct sun per day; partial sun means 2-4 hours of direct sun per day; shade means little or no direct sun.
The typical height of this product at maturity.
The width of the plant at maturity.
Ways in which the product may be used in the garden for ornamental effect.
This refers to whether a plant is an annual, biennial or perennial. Annuals complete their life cycles in one year; biennials produce foliage the first year and bloom and go to seed the second year; perennials can live for more than two years.
This refers to whether the seed should be sown early indoors and the seedlings transplanted outside later, or if the seed should be sown directly in the garden at the recommended planting time.
Poppy California, Sunset Mixed Colors is rated
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Rated 3 out of
OddLast year was my first time growing poppy flowers. The seeds were off to a great start after about 3-4 weeks then they just stopped growing. It almost looked as if they were carrot starts. I never saw the flowers. :(
Date published: 2015-04-04
Rated 4 out of
Don't transplant!I thought, "Hey, I can start these inside even though it says direct sow." Don't make my mistake! Germination was fine but allllll of my seedlings died of dampening off. But it's not the seeds' fault; it's my own dumb fault. I'll try again this year, knowing what I know now.
And yeah, they are POPPY SEEDS!