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California Orange Poppy
California Orange Poppy

California Orange Poppy

Regular price $3.50 Sale

Eschscholzia californica

Origin: Western US

Improvement status: Wild

Seeds per packet: ~2,500

Germination tested: 6/2021: 84%

Life cycle: Herbaceous Perennial, Annual

Zones: Annual, 6-8; Perennial in 8-10

A short lived perennial in warmer climates, and annual further north. This Western native blooms in the early summer with striking bright orange/yellow flowers, and attractive lacey foliage. Easily reseeding itself, California Poppies are a great choice for a mass planting or naturalistic wildflower area. They can spread easily once established, so give them an appropriate spot. Drought tolerant, compact, and of high value to native bees, they check off a lot of useful boxes. Traditionally the plant has been used to treat issues of the nervous system and anxiety. 

1'H. Full Sun. Medium to Dry Soil. 

These seeds were produced by our friends at Ernst Conservation Seeds in Meadville, PA.

Growing Tips: Seed in Spring after frost, by direct seeding, tamping into soil, and watering in. Do not cover the seed.