California Mix Poppy

$ 2.50

California Mix Poppy will reward you with hundreds of whimsical blooms in almost every color- yellow, orange, red, purple, and white. Great for open meadow areas or spaces that are empty and need color. Low maintenance once established, withstanding heat and poor soils. Attracts pollinators and makes good cut flowers. Self-seeds. Grows 12-18”.

600 seeds



Eschscholzia californica


Germination: 7-14 days

Germination Temperature: Optimum soil temperatures 55-65ºF

Seed Planting Depth: Sow ⅛” deep

Starting Indoors: Difficult to transplant, not recommended. Roots and stems are fragile. Sowing into individual biodegradable peat/cow pots reduces root damage when transplanting. Sow 2-3 seeds per cell/pot. Transplant a few weeks before the last frost. 

Sowing Outdoors: Early spring as soon as the ground can be worked or in the fall. Sow a few seeds every 6-9" or prepare a weed-free seed bed and sprinkle down seeds. Thin the seedlings 6-9" apart. Do not start poppies in hot weather. Germination and growth will be poor sow them in late fall and early spring.

Growth Habit: Upright

Height and Width: 12-18” x 12-18”  

Spacing: 6-9” apart

Light Needs: Full sun 

Soil Needs: Average, loamy, sandy, well-drained 

Approximate days to flower from seed: 60-70 days, late spring to early summer

Uses: Flower beds, cottage and wildflower gardens, attracts pollinators