Poppy, California, 'California Mix'

(Eschscholzia californica) Long-lasting colors ranging from pastel to richly hued shades of cream, orange, rose, mustard and violet. Our mix throws some truly beautiful, unique color combinations, and some striking pleated chiffon textures. Keeps on setting new blooms throughout the summer and way into fall. Lower growing at approx. 12-15”. One of our absolute favorite field flowers.
55-60 days. UO

Packet: 150 seeds

Product Code: POP-CA-pkt

Availability:In stock

Translation missing: en.products.general.options Translation missing: en.products.general.qty Translation missing: en.products.general.qty


Growing Info


Sow indoors 6-8 weeks before your last frost.

Transplant out early Spring.

Direct sow in late Fall or early Spring.

Note: We transplant all our poppies in the Spring because, such small seeds and such hungry slugs! Take care to keep plants from becoming root-bound and be gentle when transplanting. Poppies prefer cool soil. Slugs LOVE poppy plants so keep and eye out!




8-12" in rows 1.5-2' apart.


7-18 days @ soil temp 50-60F


Full sun to part shade


Low to average. Tolerant to most soil types but prefers well-drained  and evenly moist soil with a pH between 6.0-7. Will tolerate low fertility.


While not absolutely necessary, you may provide a staking or netting to keep them upright and tidy.

Be gentle with the roots when transplanting to avoid transplant shock that can cause very slow growth.

Transplant into cool soil.

Prefers cooler nighttime temps.

Continue to cut and deadhead and the plants will be wildly floriferous!

Harvest at bud break and expect a 3-4 day vase life.