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Just about the easiest and quickest of flowers, these Californian poppies do well even in the poorest of soils. Their bright colours make them ideal gap fillers for borders. They produce a great show with no attention at all – ideal for the children’s garden.

  • Old fashioned favourite
  • Quick growing
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  • How to Sow
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Sowing Time




Flowering Time


Plant Height

30cm (12in)



Sowing Outdoors

  • Rake soil to provide a firm, even surface
  • Sow seeds thinly in pre-watered soil, lightly covering them with a little more soil
  • Sowings made in semi circular lines create a natural ‘drift’ effect
  • Keep moist until seedlings appear and as required in dry spells


  • When large enough to handle, thin seedlings to allow their development and to prevent overcrowding

Growing Tips

  • Late summer and autumn sown seedlings may benefit from cloche or fleece protection when hard frosts threaten. Such plants generally bloom earlier the following summer than spring sown plants.
  • Always sow Californian poppies direct in their flowering positions, as their long tap roots mean they do not transplant well.


For any questions or advice, please contact our technical advice line on 01480 443789 (Mon-Fri 10am-4pm) or email customerservice@westlandhorticulture.com

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