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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
70 to 90
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
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