Mikado California Poppy

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Mikado California Poppies will set your eyes ablaze with their red-orange satiny petals as deep as the summer sunset. This drought-tolerant heirloom originates from sunny California where it thrives and is an up-and-coming culinary ingredient! A very high pollen producer, California Poppies can spread like dandelions and is deer resistant.

Species California Poppy, Mikado

Days to Germinate

14-21

Days to Bloom

71

Bloom Diameter 4-6 inches
Plant Height 1-1 1/2 feet tall

Germination Rate

80%

Test Date

6/21

Lifespan

Annual, Tender Perennial
Country of Origin

United States

Sunlight

Full Sun, Partial Shade

Seeds Packed For

2022

 

Planting Instructions:

Plant 1/4 inch deep in early Spring after danger of frost and soil temperature is at least 60F. In USDA Zones 7 and warmer, this seed can be fall planted. Poppies do not transplant well, and must be planted while very small if started indoors.

 Spacing 6 inches