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It is a wildflower that grows in California. The state flower of California, it has been cultivated as an ornamental plant for over 150 years and was designated the official state flower by the legislature in 1903.

California Poppy: Bestsellers and current offers in the UK

The best california poppy in the UK: Our selection

Add a splash of color to your garden

This product is perfect for the gardener who wants to add a splash of color to their garden with very little effort. With a minimum of 10 days to germination and easy-to-follow planting instructions, these California Poppies will thrive in any sunny location with well-drained soil.

Poppy Seeds for the Gardener Who Loves a Challenge

This product is perfect for the gardener who loves a challenge. With a 10-21 day germination period and planting depth of only 1/8 inch, this poppy seed is not for the faint of heart. But those who are up for the task will be rewarded with 12-14 inch tall plants that add beauty and color to any garden. Full sun is required for best results, and early to mid-spring is the ideal time to plant outdoors in well-drained soil. Poppies do not transplant well, so it’s best to sow them directly in their final location. Once they sprout, thinning 8-12 inches apart will produce the best display of flowers. These hardy plants require little maintenance beyond occasional watering and deadheading old flower bases for continued blooming throughout summer. They even self-sow if left alone.

Add a Pop of Color to Your Garden with California Poppies

This product is perfect for anyone who wants to add a pop of color to their garden. With a variety of colors to choose from, these California Poppies are sure to make your garden stand out. They are easy to care for and only require minimal watering once they are established.

Add a Pop of Color to Your Garden with California Poppies

This product is perfect for anyone who wants to add a pop of color to their garden. With a 10-21 day germination period, these California Poppies will brighten up any space in no time. These plants prefer full sun and well-drained soil and can be planted directly outdoors from early to mid-spring. For best results, mix the seeds with some sand or soil before lightly broadcasting them over the planting area and gently raking them into the surface. Keep the soil moist during germination but avoid overwatering once the plants are established. Deadhead spent flowers regularly to encourage continued blooming throughout summer. These self-sowing annuals are relatively low maintenance and will thrive even with a little neglect.

California Poppy: Frequently asked questions

What types of California Poppy are there and what determines a good product?

There are two types of California Poppy, Eschscholzia californica and Eschscholzia lobbii. The former is the most common type in our area; it has a yellow flower with black seeds (the “black eye”). E. lobbii also has a yellow flower but its seeds are white or cream colored. Both species have blue-green leaves that can be either hairy or smooth on top depending on variety.

The most important factor is the color of the petals. A good California Poppy should be a bright orange-red, with no yellow or brown spots in it. It should also have lots of stamens and pistils (the male and female parts). Another aspect to look for is whether there are any buds on top that haven’t opened yet; if so, they will open up into more flowers later in the season.

Who should use a California Poppy?

Anyone who is looking for a natural alternative to prescription sleep aids or over-the-counter sleeping pills should consider using California Poppy. It can be taken by adults and children alike, but it’s especially effective when used in combination with other herbs that promote relaxation (like Valerian).

Based on what criteria should you buy a California Poppy?

The California Poppy is a very popular, easy to grow plant. It has been in cultivation for over 100 years and there are many varieties available today that were bred specifically for gardeners. Some of the best known cultivars include ‘Alba’, which produces white flowers; ‘Burgundy’ with deep red blooms; and ‘Orange Blossom,’ whose petals turn orange as they age. These plants can be grown from seed or purchased at most nurseries during spring planting season (March-May). They do well in full sun but also tolerate partial shade if planted on the north side of buildings where temperatures will not dip below freezing overnight.

The California Poppy is a very common plant, and there are many varieties. So it’s important to know what you have before deciding if it needs treatment or not. There are three main types of poppies in the state – Papaver californicum (California poppy), Eschscholzia californica (the original native species) and Eschscholzia lobbii (a hybrid between P. californicum & E.californica). All three grow wild throughout much of California, but they can also be found growing as ornamental plants in gardens throughout the state too. It’s important to note that all 3 look similar when young; however once mature only one will produce bright orange flowers with black centers while the other two do not flower at all. If your plant has started flowering then chances are its either an E.lobbii or Pc variety which means we don’t need to treat for this pest because these 2 aren’t affected by our product anyway – see below for more information on how you can tell them apart from each other though.

What are the advantages and disadvantages of a California Poppy?


California Poppy is a very easy to grow plant. It can be grown in full sun or partial shade and does not require much water once established. The flowers are beautiful, the leaves have medicinal properties, and it attracts bees for pollination of other plants.


The California Poppy is a very beautiful flower, but it has no scent. It also doesn’t have any medicinal properties like the other poppies do.

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Which brands and manufacturers are represented in our review?

In our review, we present products from various manufacturers and suppliers. The list includes products from the following brands and manufacturers, among others:

  • FlowerSeedsUK
  • Premier Seeds Direct
  • Premier Seeds Direct

What is the price range of the featured products?

The cheapest California Poppy in our review costs around pounds and is ideal for customers who are conscious about their money. However, those who are willing to spend more money for better quality can also spend around pounds for one of the more expensive products.