California Poppy - Purple Gleam (Eschscholzia californica) Purple Poppies Flower

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California Poppy - Purple Gleam (Eschscholzia californica) Purple Poppies Flower


Height 12-18 in

This California poppy wildflower has pretty teardrop buds that open to single cup-like flowers in a delightful light purple pink to dusky rosy purple shades with an interesting inner cream shimmer that close in the evening or when it is cloudy. Californian Poppies make an impact planted en mass as a wildflower or also combines beautifully with spring bulbs such as daffodils and cool coloured summer perennials.

If planted in the fall, poppies bloom typically 55 days after seeding, and will be the first flowers in bloom the following spring, or plant in the spring for summer blooms. Poppies grow 12 to 18 in tall and wide. This variety is a short-lived perennial, and treated as a hardy and drought tolerant annual. This variety self sows readily year after year, and establishes itself well along dry garden edges, rock gardens and gravel areas where little else grows.

  • Full sun
  • Well draining dry to moist soil.
  • Sow seeds indoors 4 weeks before the last frost or sow directly after the last frost has passed; sow 5 mm (¼”) deep, spaced 20-25 cm (8-10″) apart. Seeds sprout typically in 14 to 21 days.
  • Deadhead regularly if you do  not want it to self seed.
  • Deer resistant and perfect for xeriscaping. 
  • Seed Count: 50