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California Poppy (A)

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Eschscholzia californica


Direct sow on open ground in spring and lightly cover after the fear of frost has past. Seed takes 7 to 21 days to germinate. California Poppies like to grow in average soil, can tolerate dry periods and do not like constant dampness. In favourable situations plants may self-seed and overwinter, germinating the following spring. Prefers full sun. To encourage a second flourish of bloom cut back 3-6" when plants look spent. Grows 10-14" high and 8-10" wide.