California Poppy - Eschscholzia californica
Tender Perennial Open Pollinated. This brilliant orange wildflower is California's state flower, but it will grow in a variety of regions. Satiny petals grow on multi-branched, slender 8-24" stems. Finely dissected leaves are blue-green. Blooms close at night or on overcast days. Grows with little maintenance and re-seeds heavily. 1/4 lb covers approximately 1000 sq ft if broadcast. Thin to 6" apart when plants reach 1".
Flowers: Deer resistant. Blooms spring to late summer
Attracts: Attracts bees, butterflies, and beneficial insects
Soil: Prefers slightly acidic, well drained soil
USDA Zone: 3-9
Plant In: Fall or Spring
Planting Depth: 1/16"
Days to Germinate: 15-30 Days
Height At Maturity: 8"-24"
Sun/Shade Requirements: Full Sun
Water Needs: Light Water
Annual Native Eschscholzia californica Height: 12-18 Bloom Season: Spring/Summer Seeding Rate: Use 1/4 Lb/1000 sq ft Facts of Note: California's state flower, direct seed in sun, likes slightly acidic, well-drained soil, blooms close at night or on overcast days, short-lived perennial with some summer water.