Days To Germination: 10 -21
Planting Depth: 1/8 inch
Spacing, Plant: 8-12 inches
Plant Height: 6-12 inches
Light: Full Sun
SOWING: Plant seed directly outdoors early through mid-spring in a sunny location with well drained soil. Cultivate soil, mix seeds with cup of sand or soil and broadcast lightly over planting area. Lightly rake into soil or cover lightly to a depth of 1/8 inch. Can be sown in the fall in mild winter areas. Keep soil moderately moist during germination.
THINNING AND TRANSPLANTING: When plants are about 2 inches tall, thin 8 to 12 inches apart. Poppies do not transplant well.
SUGGESTIONS: Avoid over-watering once plants are established. Remove or cut off old flower bases for continued flowering throughout summer. Plants may self-sow in mild climates. California poppies thrive on a certain amount of neglect. .
ANNUAL. California wildflower and the official state flower of California. 6 to 12 inches tall. Silky 2-3 inch wide cups of golden-orange flowers above mounds of feathery grey-green foliage. Likes hot, dry areas and poor soils. Tolerates light frost and heat. Excellent for seeding large areas. Blooms spring into summer, especially in cool weather. Great fillers in flower beds and containers.