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California Poppy Red Chief

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California Poppy Red Chief

Eschscholzia californica

500 mg per packet, roughly 325 seeds

This California native is a dramatic variation on the classic orange flowers that carpet sunny hillsides. Blooming a rich red/orange, Red Chief makes a gorgeous and drought tolerant mass planting. Also suitable for containers. Readily re-seeds.  

Type: Tender perennial (annual in cold regions)

Seed Depth: 1/4"

Height: 12-18"

Spacing: 10-12"

Light: Full Sun

Water: Dry, Moderate

Soil: Well-drained

pH 6.6 - 7.5

USDA Zone: 3-9

When to sow: Early spring

Germination: 14-28 days

Optimal soil temperature for germination: 60-65 F

Blooming period: Spring-summer

Coverage: 1 ounce covers 250 square feet

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