California

Poppy Seed

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The California Poppy is a bright orange wildflower that is the most known poppy variety and will grow well throughout the United States. This poppy’s foliage is absolutely beautiful and has flowers that close at night and open in the morning. Despite it’s name, the California Poppy, grows well in hot or cold regions (annual) and is easy to establish.

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Learning Download: How to Grow Poppies

Poppies are an annual planted each spring that will bring a burst of color to the garden. Once planted, Poppies are easy to care for.

Planting: Direct sow the Poppy seeds outside in a poor to average soil. If you live in Zones 3-7, direct sow seeds outdoors in the early spring when a frost may still occur. If you live in Zones 8-10, direct sow in the fall.

Watering: Once Poppies are established, they do not require frequent watering. Overwatering will result in leggy and tall Poppies.

Fertilizer: To encourage the best Poppies to grow, fertilize the Poppies once a year and then top-dress the plants with an organic material, such as manure.

Days to Maturity: Poppies will begin to bloom late spring to early summer.

Harvesting: Poppies are typically not harvested as cut flowers because their blooms will not keep for long.

Tips: Poppies self-sow, and if you don’t want them to spread and sprout in surprising places, pull the plants from the ground once they have finished blooming.

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