Mouth-watering color and silky crepe-paper petals make this poppy a scrumptious showpiece throughout summer. Splashy watermelon blooms are dotted with a delicious creamy white center, ideal for cooling sunny beds with small or large drifts. Easy to grow and fast to flower.
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 Watermelon Heaven is rated
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Rated 4 out of
Pretty flowers, need lots of sunlight!I sowed seeds in sunny place (8+ hours) and partial sunny place (approx 6 hr), and the ones in the sunny place did well, although it took approx 2 mos to bloom. It was probably my fault as neighboring flowers were taller thus making shade. The ones in the 6 hr sunlight did sprout but didn't grow as of 2 mos past. So I learned they really need lots of sunlight. Flowers are lovely with a delicate pink color. I imagine next year I will have more poppies in my yard with self-seeding!
Date published: 2016-07-08
Rated 5 out of
so far so goodsown outdoors and they have sprouted...some seeds were duds but many have sprouted regardless...not sure how they will hold up once they get going.
Date published: 2016-03-20
Rated 5 out of
Indoor sow going just fineBought a packet from the clearance lot Nov 2013, figured still a good deal if half came up.
Happy to report: first batch of 24 cells sown indoors 2/14/14, ALL 48 seeds planted came up, and are doing well after being separated & moved up to 4" peat pots.
I had kept the seeds in a ziploc in the veggie bin to keep them from drying out over winter - I think this is one of those plants which actually benefits from 'pre-chilling' the seed as well.
I'll update this once I see how they take outside....
Date published: 2014-03-19
Rated 1 out of
wouldn't starti tried to start these seeds in february indoors to no avail. not one came up. very disappointed. i have grown california poppies in the past with good results.