Our property was seeded in glowing golden-orange California natives over a decade ago and they have come back strong every year since. They have attractive finely divided blue-green foliage and satiny 2-inch poppies. Summer watering is not required, but if given the bloom season will be extended. Plants grow 12-18 inches tall and are usually quite deer resistant.
Eschscholzia californica aurantica
The gorgeous, orange poppies pictured at the top of this page. Packet is 1/8 ounce, about 2,250 seeds.
A mix of double and semi-double flowers in pink, scarlet, gold and cherry. Packet is 1/8 ounce, about 2,250 seeds.
Shades of dusty rose and lavender. Packet is 1/8 ounce, about 2,250 seeds.
An intense blend of orange and red bicolor flowers. Extremely showy. Packet is 1/8 ounce, about 2,250 seeds.
Produces scads of gorgeous 2 inch satiny poppies in shades of orange, yellow, white and red. The handsome foliage is blue-green and finely divided. Grows to 1-1.5 feet tall. Packet is 1/8 ounce, about 2,250 seeds.
Showy, sunny yellow flowers with orange centers. Grows 1-1.5 feet tall with blue-green finely divided foliage. This beauty is frequently seen growing wild in California and Mexico. Packet is 2 grams, about 1,300 seeds.
Produces 10 inch compact mounds of attractive blue-green finely divided foliage and absolutely gorgeous semi-double chiffon textured poppies in a wide range of colors. Great massed by themselves or in mixed borders. Excellent in containers. A special selection at a great price.
Fiery-red silky blooms with yellow centers.
How to Plant California Poppy Seeds
Direct sow into prepared
seed beds that have been
cleared of weeds and have
had the top 1 inch of soil
loosened. Rake seed in.
Press into soil by walking
over the area. Keep moist
until germination. Can be
started indoors in peat pots.