California Poppy – Carmine King – Escholzia californica
A unique twist on the traditional yellow/orange California Poppy. Brilliant ruby-pink petals with mellow cream centers on short stems nestled in dark green, fern-like foliage. Each compact plant delivers many early blooms. Deer resistant.
Annual (Perennial in zones 7+)
Sun: Full Sun
Time to Maturity: 30 days
Bloom Color: Ruby Pink
Blooms During: Spring – Mid Summer
Germination Time: 7 to 10 days
Avg. Number of Seeds per Packet: 200 (measured by weight)
Height: 12-16 inches
Spacing: 8-12 inches
Frost Hardy: No
Country of Origin: USA
Easy to Grow? Very easy.
Direct sow under light cover. Water well. Thin plants to 8 – 12 inches apart once they reach 3 – 4 inches in height. Continue to water regularly until established and during exceedingly dry periods.
Ways to use: – Excellent border plants; pretty foliage and early blooms. – Deer Resistant