This listing refers to the sale of seeds. Each packet contains 100 seeds.
Part of the Papaveraceae family and native to California, Eschscholzia californica are beloved by humans and pollinators alike. Commonly called California Poppies, they appear in various shades of gold across the hills of Napa Valley in all summer long.
Eschscholzia californica is perfect for ground cover or in cottage garden-style settings, requiring virtually no care at all and happily blooming in places where little else thrives. ‘Thai Silk Pink Champagne’ is a charming variety of the California poppy that has a buttercream-yellow base with intense coral edging. Is widely admired for its delicate, chiffon-like ruffled flowers.
Height at maturity:30-45 cm
Spread at maturity: 12-14 cm
Light needs: Full sun
Hardiness: USDA Zones 3-11
Type of soil: Well-draining soil, keep moist but not wet
Soil pH: Any
Where to plant: Cottage/Informal Garden, Prairie Planting, Wildlife Gardens, Flower Borders and Beds, Container Gardening
Features: Drought-tolerant wildflowers, heat-resistant
Pruning: Not necessary
Pests: No major pests or diseases.
Best time to sow seeds: Spring or fall, but can be sown year-round
Flowering period: Summer until the first frost
Common names: California poppy
Plant type: Annual (but considered a perennial in hot areas)
Warning: All parts of this plant including the seeds are poisonous to humans and animals.
Starting your Seeds
Direct sow in early spring or fall; or in late winter in areas with mild winters (zones 8-10).
It is best to sow seeds directly as poppies have a long taproot and do not tolerate root disturbance. Sow 3 mm deep and 30 cm apart, or simply sprinkle seeds across the surface of soil amended with sand and compost in late fall or in early spring after the threat of frost has passed.
See details and information on cutting and harvesting here: https://terracegardenfrance.com/blogs/caring-for-your-plants/california-poppies-care-guide