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California Poppy: Mission Bells

California Poppy: Mission Bells

California poppies are sturdy and drought tolerant, they work well in gardens, containers, or even rock gardens. They are toxic if ingested; therefore, make sure to plant them out of reach of children and out of grazing areas for animals.

Days to Germination
10 to 12 days
Days to Bloom
Planting Depth
1/4 inch
Flower Height
12 inches

California poppies do not transplant well. Sow the seeds directly outside after all danger of frost is past, ideally between April and July. Choose a location with full sun. California poppies re-seed themselves, so the following year you might discover self-seeded poppies growing!  

Garden Benefits

California poppies are beautiful to look at and can attract and provide food for various insects and pollinators.

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Last updated: May 20, 2021