California Poppy Seeds
California poppy seeds are fairly easy to grow. They are an annual that produce beautiful, brilliantly coloured orange flowers. Medicinally, the plant has a history as being used as a mild narcotic. It also has sedative qualities.
How to Grow California Poppies
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 California poppy seeds in the fall just before the ground freezes.
Sow seeds 1/4 inch deep and 7 inches apart. Only lightly fertilize as they do not tolerate much. Germination may take anywhere between 2 to 3 weeks.