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California Poppy Seeds Carmine King

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1/4 Pound
Price: $18.95
1 Pound
Price: $49.95

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Quick Overview

Deep rose petals soften to a gentle cream color in the center, making this bi-color beauty a must-have in the late season meadow. Shorter in height, Carmine King is perfect for borders and even containers! Annual.

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Details
SKU ECCKG
Common Name California Poppy
Botanical Name Eschscholzia calfornica
Plant Type/Life Cycle Annual
Light Requirements Full Sun
Flower Color Pink
Estimated Mature Height 12-18" tall
Bloom Time Late spring to mid summer
Ships As Seed
Coverage 10 lbs per acre
Days to Germination 14-28 days, depending on temperature.
Soil Moisture Dry, Average, Well Draining
Will Tolerate Sandy Soil, Loamy Soil, Drought/Dry Soil
Native To North America
Native To California
Ideal Growing Region Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, Southwest, West, Pacific NorthWest
Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Suggested Uses Deer Resistant, Showy Flowers, 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.
Ships to Canada Yes
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Description
Carmine King is a truly unique variety of California Poppy and is extremely easy to grow. Its shorter height makes it perfect for a small space, border, or even container garden!

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.

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