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Poppy – California Perennial


The Perennial California Poppy is the low-growing coastal form of the California Poppy and are native to the Northwest region.  Rather than the more common orange color, the Perennial California Poppy is predominantly yellow and sometimes is slightly orange in the center.  The foliage has a blue-gray hue to it.  They prefer full sun and can grow where the water supply is limited.  They don’t abide transplanting very well and typically do better if started outdoors.  These California Poppies are the perennial variety, but they are frost sensitive and will not survive in colder climates.  They need well-drained soils to grow in.  These flowers can be fall planted in zones 7-10.  There are several varieties of California Poppies.  There are Annual native California Poppies that are a brilliant orange color, as well as multicolored varieties that come with single and double petals.

*Most perennials will not bloom the first year they are planted.  They establish a plant the first year and then bloom the second and every year after that.  Annuals will give you color the first year you plant them and then can reseed themselves if they like where they are growing.   This is why perennials tend to be more expensive.  It takes twice as long to get seed off of the plant than an annual when initially planting.

**For larger quantities than listed for sale please contact us for availability and pricing.

The broadcast rate for seeding is 16 – 20 pounds per acre.

The seed drill rate for seeding in rows is 8 pounds per acre.

Purchasing Options PriceQuantity
Small Packet $2.50

Covers approximately 20 square feet.

10 Gram $3.00

Covers approximately 120 square feet.

1/8 Pound $12.00

Covers approximately 680 square feet.

1 Pound $48.30

Covers approximately 5,445 square feet.

Scientific Name

Eschscholzia californica var. maritima

Product Type

Native Flower






NW Native species



Germination Time

15-30 days

Planting Season

Spring, Fall

Bloom Season

Spring, Summer

Weeks to Bloom

8 to 9 weeks


7 to 10

Seeds Per Pound


Seeding Rate (lb./acre)





Bumble Bees, Butterflies, Honey Bees, Native Bees


They prefer full sun and can grow where the water supply is limited

Light Requirement

Full Sun

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