California Poppy Red Chief Eschscholzia Californica is a native perennial wildflower that is mostly grown as an annual garden plant. California Poppy Red Chief seeds are recommended to be sown directly outdoors in spring or fall in warm climates. Eschscholzia Californica forms somewhat bushy mounds of attractive, blue-green, purple-tinted, lacy foliage and blooms with brilliant red with orange, cup-shaped poppy flowers. California Poppy blooms in spring and summer attracting bees and butterflies.
California Poppy Red Chief is often planted with other California Poppy varieties in naturalized landscape or just everywhere in a garden. The silky, vivid flowers of Red Chief California Poppy look spectacular in borders, rock gardens, containers and pots. Eschscholzia Californica seeds have to be covered with soil for the successful germination, and the established California Poppy is drought, heat, and poor soil tolerant that make this low maintenance flowering wildflower one of the most popular annual flowers in the garden.
Height: 12-18 inches
Bloom Season: Spring/Summer
Environment: Full Sun
Soil Type: Average/Poor/Dry/Moist well-drained, pH 6.6-7.5
USDA Zones: 8-10 (As Perennial) All Regions of North America (As Annual)
Sow Indoors: N/A
Sow Outdoors: Spring/Fall
Seed Depth: 1/8 Inch
Germination Time: 14-28 Days
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