Poppy California Tropical Sunset

EXCLUSIVE - We’ve crafted our own custom mix of long-blooming California poppies in glowing sunset colors of rich deep red, warm carmine-rose, ruffled flame and tangerine bicolors and an occasional vanilla. These easy to grow flowers have satiny single and semi-double blossoms, many with pleated petals. Their silky blossoms glow from amongst feathery gray-green foliage. California poppies have a carefree natural ambiance, perfect in flower-beds or for covering bare or neglected garden areas.(Eschscholtzia californica)

 

Product Weight: 3 grams / approximately 2000 seeds

Plant Type: Annual

Bloom Color: red, rose, tangerine, vanilla

Grows Best In: Full Sun

Bloom Period: Summer

Growth Habit: bush

Days to Seed Germination: 7-14 days

Seed Planting Depth: Barely Cover

Growing Height: 30-40 cm (12-15")

Planting Instructions:

BEST TO START DIRECTLY IN THE GARDEN

Sow seeds directly into a finely textured, well-drained garden bed in full sun as early in spring as the ground can be worked. Plant as early as possible in spring, as poppies can handle light frost and bloom best and longest when plants get a good start in cool weather. In mild winter climates, Poppies can also be sown in late fall to overwinter for spring bloom.

Except in very poor soil, these California poppies will grow and flower readily with no added fertilizer. Space seeds several inches apart, cover 1/4 inch deep, and firm soil gently. Keep soil moist as seedlings emerge. Weed young seedlings carefully. If seedlings come up very thickly, thin poppies early but delay final thinning until seedlings are well established in spring. Final spacing should be 6 inches apart as plants need room to grow and bloom.

 

GROWING NOTES

When mature, poppy plants can handle dry conditions, but they will always bloom longer if regularly watered. Poppies are pretty cut flowers if brought indoors just as buds begin to open. At season’s end, allow spent flowers to form pods and drop seed if you want poppies to self-sow for next years flowers.

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