Eschscholzia Californica California Orange Poppy - 1,000 Seeds
CA Poppy seed.
There are perennial and annual native California poppies that are a brilliant orange color, as well as multicolored varieties that come in single petals. Poppies attract bees, butterflies, and birds. The huge showy 2 - 4 inches blooms make them an excellent cut flower, and their unique looking seed pods are splendid in dried arrangements or for crafts. They are known in folk medicine as a mild sedative and analgesic. The california poppy is a protected species, and there is a $500 per plant fine for destroying them! . Prefer full sun. Bloom time: late spring - early fall. Hardiness zone: 6 - 10 (and reseeds itself easily). Light requirements: sun . . . Soil / water: average - dry.
- Medium 2-4 inch flowers wave atop ferny, blue-green foliage
- Blooms last from spring well into fall
- Drought tolerant and ideal for dry, arid climates or anywhere with low water amounts
- Gorgeous in cut flower arrangements and press beautifully