California Poppy Golden West not only add spectacular color anywhere you put them, they bring you butterflies and provide a generous number of blooms in a compact space. The small size makes them perfect for containers, small spaces in the garden and in borders. They need little care and are tolerant of many soil types. Planting Golden West California Poppy seeds is as simple as sprinkling the seeds over the soil and adding a little water. If you love the bright, cheerful color of poppies you only have to sow them once. These annuals will self-sow each year after the first. To keep it from self-sowing, cut away dead flowers as they appear. Deadheading will also result in more blooms.
Keep the plants 6 to 10 inches apart, thinning seedlings once they are about 2 inches tall. Plant seeds outdoors about one month before the last frost of the spring. If you live in a hot climate, sow the seeds in the fall. Seedlings can be transplanted if needed. Seeds are packaged and germination tested for current year.
Blooms April through August
Grows to a height of 1 to 1.5 feet
Plant seeds at a depth of 1/16 inch
Germination is 2 to 4 weeks