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California Poppy

(Eschscholzia californica) 

California Poppy is a short-lived perennial (usually grown as an annual) native to California and Oregon, but is adapted throughout the western United States below 1220 m (4,000 ft.) elevation. The plants have feathery, highly dissected, blue-green leaves that clasp stems that grow from 30.5 to 61 (12 to 24 in.) tall. The four-petal flower measures 7.6 cm (3 in.) across and is golden-yellow to orange in color. The bloom period begins in April and continues throughout the summer.

California Poppy is adapted to many conditions, but needs well-drained soul and full sun. Seed should be broadcast 0.3 to 0.6 cm (1/8 to ¼ in.) deep. In areas where winters are very mild, seed can be planted in the fall; in all other areas, plant seed in the early spring. Once established, California Poppy can reseed itself.

 

SEEDING RATES:

3.5 to 5.6 kg PLS /hectare
3 to 5 lbs. PLS/acre

 

NUMBER OF SEEDS:

300,000 per lb. (0.46 kg)
 

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