Poppy Dusky Rose - Renee&
Poppy Dusky Rose - Renee&
Poppy Dusky Rose - Renee&
Poppy Dusky Rose - Renee&

California Poppy Dusky Rose - Renee's Garden Seeds

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Eschscholtzia californica

This pretty and unusual California poppy has silky, deep rose-tinted blossoms that glow with iridescent color. For weeks in spring, the abundant, paper-thin flowers float on slender stems above mounded plants with feathery grey-green foliage. Like all California poppies, Dusky Rose is carefree, easy to grow and forgiving of poor soil. Perfect for a neglected area, a hard to cultivate slope or simply grow and enjoy Dusky Rose for a lovely natural ambience in any garden area.


Seed Count: Approx. 1275 / Weight: 2 g

Cold Winters

Mild Winters

Sun/Shade

Space Seeds

Days To Germinate

Mature Height

April – May

Sept – April

Full sun

2-3 inches apart
1/4 inch deep

7 – 14 days

12 – 15 inches

BEST TO START DIRECTLY IN THE GARDEN

Sow seeds directly into a finely textured, well drained garden bed in full sun as early in spring as the ground can be worked. Plant as early as possible in spring, as poppies can handle light frost and bloom best and longest when plants get a good start in cool weather. In mild winter climates, poppies can also be sown in late fall to overwinter for spring bloom. Except in very poor soil, these California poppies will grow and flower readily with no added fertilizer. Space seeds 2 or 3 inches apart, cover 1/4 inch deep, and firm soil gently. Keep soil moist as seedlings emerge. Weed young seedlings carefully. If seedlings come up very thickly, thin poppies early but delay final thinning until seedlings are well established in spring. Final spacing should be 6 inches apart as plants need room to grow, develop and bloom.

 GROWING NOTES

When mature, poppy plants can handle dry conditions, but they will always bloom longer if regularly watered. Poppies are pretty cut flowers if brought indoors just as buds begin to open. Prolong bloom by removing spent flowers. At season’s end, allow spent flowers to form pods and drop seed if you want poppies to self-sow.

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