California Poppy Carmine Eschscholzia Californica is compact annual or tender perennial native to California and the southwestern United States. Because the California Poppy Carmine seeds require some light to germinate, the seeds have to be barely covered with soil. California Poppy features finely divided, bluish-green foliage and produces cup-shaped, carmine poppy flowers that are 2-4 inches in diameter and borne individually on long stalks. Eschscholzia Californica grows quickly and starts to bloom in spring continuously blooming all summer. California Poppy flowers are remarkably uniform and neat in appearance, and they close each night at sunset or on dull days.
California Poppy Carmine blooms with very showy flowers and this native wildflower is a popular plant for container planting, or California Poppy can be grown just everywhere as a garden flower or ground cover. Eschscholzia Californica seeds are easy to grow, and the established California Poppy is extremely drought tolerant and ideal for arid environments. California Poppy is an excellent cut flower.
Height: 12-18 inches
Bloom Season: Spring/Summer
Environment: Full Sun
Soil Type: Average/Poor/Dry/Moist well-drained, pH 6.6-7.5
USDA Zones: 8-10 (As Perennial) All Regions of North America (As Annual)
Sow Indoors: N/A
Sow Outdoors: Spring/Fall
Seed Depth: 1/8 Inch
Germination Time: 14-28 Days