Poppy Seeds - Red California Poppy Flower Seed

Poppy Seeds - California Red Chief

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Flower Specifications

Approximate seeds per pound: 295,000

Season: Annual

USDA Zones: 3 - 10

Height: 8 - 12 inches

Bloom Season: Mid spring to late summer

Bloom Color: Red

Environment: Full sun

Soil Type: Prefers gritty, fast-draining conditions, pH 6.6 - 7.5

Deer Resistant: Yes

Planting Directions

Temperature: 60 - 70F

Average Germ Time: 14 - 28 days

Light Required: Yes

Depth: 1/8 inch

Sowing Rate: 4 ounces per 1,000 square feet or 10 pounds per acre

Moisture: Keep seeds moist until germination

Plant Spacing: 12 inches

Care & Maintenance: Poppy

California Poppy Red Chief

California Poppy (Eschscholzia Californica Red Chief) - Nothing brings more beauty and drama than brilliant red blooms! This California Poppy Red Chief grows easily from flower seeds and is a real viewing pleasure. Poppy Red Chief reaches 8 - 12 inches in height and has blooms that are accented by a dark center and a vivid blend of red and orange. The attractive blue-green lacy foliage is offset by a slight purple tint. Grow red California Poppy seeds alone or with orange California Poppies for a wonderful naturalized landscape scene. Start Poppy seeds directly outdoors in the early spring. Prepare the area by weeding and loosening the top 1 - 2 inches of soil. Sow the Poppy flower seeds and rake the soil covering the seed about 1/8 inch deep, and keep the soil moist until germination. Thin the Poppy seedlings to about 12 inches apart. Decrease watering after the plants begin to flower.

Seed Starting Matrix

Shake 'n Seed - We are now offering shaker bottles filled with our seed starting matrix: rich soil, gardening sand, water absorbing crystals, and starter fertilizer. This not only helps dispense your seed, but it gets it off to a great start! Simply remove lid from shaker bottle, add seed from packet, put back on lid, shake the bottle vigorously for 15 seconds, and then shake your way to beautiful new plants! Use Shake 'n Seed over good quality soil, and then gently water to keep seed moist until it sprouts. Great for ground covers or mass planting flower seeds.