Purple Gleam California Poppy


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Purple Gleam California Poppies are a stunning purple-pink to lilac-rose variety of the Golden state flower! The flowers rest on slender, silvery green foliage, adding an elegant touch to its overall appearance. This drought-tolerant heirloom flower is native to the TomorrowSeeds and Mexico and flowers in spring and summer. A very high pollen producer, Purple Gleam can spread like dandelions and is deer resistant. Though cultivated as an ornamental plant, it has historically been harvested for a variety of uses and today may be used as a modern culinary ingredient and garnish. 

Also Known As: Purple Poppy, Pink Lavender Poppy, California State Flower, Coastal Poppy,  Indigo Opium Poppy, Purple Oriental Poppy, Lilac Rose Poppy, Corn Poppy, Field Poppy

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Plant Name:
Poppy, Purple Gleam California
Latin Name:
Eschscholzia californica
Days to Germinate: 7-14
Days to Bloom: 70
Plant Height: 12 - 18 Inches
Bloom Diameter: 2 - 3 Inches
Growth Habit: Upright
USDA Zones: 3-12
Lifespan: Annual, Perennial Zones 10-12
Brand: TomorrowSeeds
Sunlight: Full Sun, Partial Shade
Heirloom, Open-Pollinated
Seeds Packed For*: 2024

*Seeds are freshly packed for the growing season of the year listed. Seeds are still viable beyond pack date. Store in a cool and dry location such as the refrigerator or basement to best preserve germination rates.

Planting Instructions:


Soil Preparation:

Remove weeds, large rocks, and litter from the planting area. Till the soil 8-10 inches deep and rake several times to break up large clods. It is best to do this when the soil is dry enough to not stick to garden tools. Loosening the soil will help the plant establish strong roots.


Start indoors 1 month before last frost in well-draining containers in >60F area. Keep moist. Transplant when plants are <4" and ground is >60F. Or, sow outdoors in moist, fertile, well-draining soil in full sun when soil is >65F. Cover thinly with soil and water until established. Drought-tolerant once established. Spring/Early Summer blooms. 


Planting Depth: 1/8 inch
12 inches