California Poppy Seeds
California poppy seeds are easy to grow. Produces beautiful, brilliantly coloured orange flowers. Medicinally, the plant is used a mild narcotic and has sedative qualities.
How to Grow California Poppy
California poppy (Eschscholzia californica) is an annual in Canadian climates. Poppies do not like their roots disturbed, so it is best to sow the seeds directly. The best time for sowing the seeds is in early spring when mild frost is still possible. You can also sow the seeds in the fall just before the ground freezes.
Sow seeds 1/4 inch deep and 7 inches apart. Does not tolerate too much fertilizer.
Germination may take anywhere between 2 to 3 weeks.