California Poppy Seeds - Formula Mix
50-60 Days to maturity. Eschscholzia californica. Formula Mix California Poppy Seeds. Non-GMO, annual. Formula Mix California poppies are a serious favorite of pollinators like honey bees. These easy-to-grow flowers are charming when planted en masse but thrive just as readily in containers and other applications. Colorful and full, Formula Mix California Poppies are perfect for livening up a variety of gardens with a spread of color. One ounce covers about 250 square feet of bare soil. ~18,500 seeds/oz.
Growing Non-GMO Formula Mix California Poppy Flower Seeds
A cold treatment is required to initiate germination; plant seeds out 2-4 weeks before the final frost date, or place them in the freezer for 2-4 weeks prior to planting. California poppies do not transplant well; sow them straight into the garden bed or field they will be growing in. Lightly cover the seeds with soil and water. Poppies do very well in low water conditions but may require a bit of extra water to help them get started. However, be sure the soil and seedlings dry out between irrigations; California poppies do poorly in overly wet conditions.
Formula Mix poppies bloom all summer long and will die at the first frost of the fall. Expect them to reseed. If you don’t want them to, cut the flower heads after blooming and remove the entire plant before the seeds start to develop. In warmer zones, these can act as perennials. If you live in zones 8-10, you may desire to cut them back every 1-3 years, depending on your desired mass planting size.
Formula Mix California Poppy in the Flower Garden
Incorporate these into wildflower and cut flower gardens, or use them as a reseeding mass planting. They even do well as a bright border for driveways or walkways. California poppies will liven up any container or ground cover with their colorful and lively blooms. Of course, these are a necessity when planning an authentic garden full of California natives. Try companion planting with Salvia and Celosia!
Harvesting Formula Mix California Poppy
California poppies are loved as cut flowers for small bouquets. Cut the flower stalk at the base with clean scissors or shears when the poppies are in or approaching full bloom. Quickly transfer to clean, cool water to enjoy for 1-2 weeks!
The gorgeous petals of the poppies are also edible! Pluck them when the flowers are blooming and use them as a garnish on cakes, salads, or other cold foods. You can even use the flower head in baked goods similar to calendula.
About Formula Mix California Poppy Garden Seeds
California poppies are safe for human consumption but can be toxic when ingested by animals like livestock or dogs. Call your veterinarian if you have questions or worry that your animal may have ingested some.
The California poppy has been an important part of California’s history since before its statehood. The indigenous peoples often used these flowers for cosmetics, medicines, and as part of their cuisine.
These delicate cup-shaped blooms are usually 3 inches wide and stand alone on a flower stalk.
California poppies are very hardy in hot, dry conditions. This makes them perfect for planting along streets and sidewalks. They can take it!
These are native to California but now grow as a wildflower in many areas across North America. In some regions, they grow so prolifically that they are considered a noxious weed. Check with your county extension before planting these if you think this may be the case for your area!
California Poppies are the official state flower of California and are a symbol of the state’s ecological life.
This variety is deer and rabbit resistant.
Tips From Our Gardeners
"Formula Mix poppies are a combination of the most loved poppy varieties.Thanks to that, this mix with readily grow and reseed in most areas!"
|- Lara Wadsworth, True Leaf Market Writer|
Formula Mix California Poppy Seeds Per Package:
500 mg - Wholesale - Approximately 320 Seeds
0.25 oz - Wholesale - Approximately 4,600 Seeds
1 oz - Wholesale - Approximately 18,500 Seeds
4 oz - Bulk Seeds - Approximately 74,000 Seeds
1 lb - Bulk Seeds - Approximately 296,000 Seeds
Non-GMO Formula Mix California Poppy seeds are available for Fast Free Shipping on orders over $75.
|Latin Name:||Eschscholzia californica|
|California Poppy Color:||Yellow, orange, red, purple, and white.|
|Hardiness Zone:||Annual in zones 3-7; Perennial in zones 8-10|
|Days to Maturity:||50-60 days|
|Days to Germination:||7-14 days|
|Seeding Depth:||Surface level|
|Plant Spacing:||6-8 inches|
|Row Spacing:||6-8 inches|
|Plant Height:||12-18 inches|
|Growth Habit:||A clumping, erect habit with a branched fern-like base.|
|Soil Preference:||Rich, loamy soil with a pH of 6.5-7.0 is best. They will also grow in sandy or rocky soils; avoid heavy clays.|
|Temperature Preference:||50-75 degrees Fahrenheit|
|Light Preference:||Full Sun|
|Plant Width:||5-7 inches|
|Pests and Diseases:||Poppies tend to be susceptible to moisture-related diseases such as mildews and rots; aphids and thrips are the only main pests.|
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