The Dirty Gardener California Orange Poppy Flowers, 2.5 Grams
Delicate blossoms of Poppies have enchanted us for generations. Large paper-thin petals form a bowl around their ornamental centers. The blossoms are a favorite for butterflies, hummingbirds and bees. Sunlight makes their translucent petals positively glow with color. California (Orange) Poppy. Escholzia californica. 12-18 in. Hardy Annual/Reseeding Intensely colored tall mixed golden-hued poppies. The foliage is a beautiful feathery blue-green. Fairly drought tolerant, they perform well, whether cared for or not. This is the state flower of California and reseeds annually. Direct seed in August or September to flower the following May, or sow in very early spring. Prefers sandy or loamy soil. If transplanting, do so very gently so as not to disturb the roots. Does not do well as a cut flower. Planting Depth: 1/4". Soil Temp. for Germ: 60-65 F. Days to Germ: 12-21. Plant Spacing: 8"-10". Days to Maturity: 80-90. Moderate/Full Sun. Moderate Water/Drought Tolerant.
- This native wildflower adds fiery sunset colors to gardens and yards
- Medium 2-4 inch blooms wave atop ferny, blue-green foliage
- Grows up to 12-18 inches tall and prefer full sun
- Drought tolerant and ideal for dry, arid climates
- Gorgeous in cut flower arrangements and press beautifully