California Poppy Seeds Red Chief

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Red Chief is a striking, scarlet variation of the favorite California Poppy. The spectacular blooms create a bold statement in the meadow planted on its own or paired with other California Poppy varieties. Annual.

Zones 3 - 9
Advantages
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Extended Blooms
Extended Blooms
Easy to Grow
Easy to Grow
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Mature Plant Size 12-18" tall
Bloom Time Spring to Summer
SKU ECRCG

Plant Information

Red Chief’s bold, scarlet blooms are offset by blue/green foliage. This annual variety creates a splash of dramatic color in the spring/summer months.

About California PoppiesThis famous flower, the state flower of California, (a very similar sub-species is called Mexican Gold Poppy) carpets whole coastal hillsides up and down the Pacific coast, creating one of the most famous natural wildflower displays in the world, usually in April. Viewing this spectacle from their ships, Spanish explorers thought the “golden display” meant that there was in fact, gold to be found in the flowery hills.

California poppy performs well almost everywhere with its dusty dark green ferny foliage and brilliant golden orange cup shaped flowers. A blooming plant is somewhat frost-resistant, and often reblooms nicely in fall meadows.

Flowers close in cloudy weather. The name “Eschscholzia” is after the Russian botanist, J. F. Eschscholtz, who visited the California coast in the early 1800’s.

Associated SKUs
ECRCG
ECRCQP (1/4 Pound)
ECRCLB (1 Pound)
Common Name California Poppy Red Chief
Botanical Name Eschscholzia californica
Seed Life Cycle Annuals
Light Requirements Full Sun
Flower Color Red
Mature Height 12-18" tall
Bloom Time Spring to Summer
Ships As Seed
Coverage 1/4 lb covers 1,089 sq ft.
1 lb covers 4,355 sq ft.
Soil Moisture Average, Well Draining
Soil Type Sandy Soil, Loamy Soil
Native To North America
Native To California
Ideal Region Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, Southwest, West, Pacific Northwest
Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Advantages Deer Resistant, Extended Blooms, Easy to Grow
Additional Information Perennial is warm regions. Annual in cold regions.
Is It Storable? Yes - You can store your seed in any cool (not freezing) dry place that is not subject to extreme temperature variations.
Non-GMO Yes
Neonicotinoid-Free Yes - Learn More
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada Yes

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Comments about American Meadows California Poppy Seeds Red Chief:

I was really excited to have found this variety of California Poppy in bulk. I have plenty the native orange ones and want to compliment them with the red ones. Well, very poor germination. I sowed them everywhere from last Fall to this Spring on my property and so for haven't seen any red poppy yet.

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      Comments about American Meadows California Poppy Seeds Red Chief:

      Only one came up!! (Unilke golden poppy.)

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      USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

      To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

      • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
      • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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