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California Poppy Seeds Red Chief

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Overview
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.
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Botanical Name
Eschscholzia californica Red Chief
Advantages
Native, Bee Friendly, Deer Resistant, Easy To Grow, Low Maintenance, Mass Plantings, Rock Gardens
Growing Zones
Zone 3, Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9
Seed Life Cycle
Annual
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Soil Moisture
Average
Mature Height
12-18" tall
Seed Coverage
1/4 lb covers 1,089 sq ft.
1 lb covers 4,355 sq ft.
Bloom Time
Spring to Summer

Description

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.