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Pacific Northwest Grown,
Open Pollinated, and Organic Seed

California Poppy, Golden West (Organic)

Eschscholzia californica. Annual/Perennial in zones 8-10.

This beautiful strain of the California state flower has been available since the early 1920s. Compact plants have ferny greyblue foliage and grow to 18″ tall. Light golden flowers have orange centers. Blossoms seem like beacons to native pollinators, especially bumblebees. Flowers open with the sun and close in the evening. Very low maintenance and drought tolerant, Golden West California poppy also tolerates poor soil conditions and naturalizes easily. The whole plant has been used medicinally as a pain reliever, sedative, and to treat anxiety and restlessness. Best sown in fall or very early spring. Will self-sow.

1/2 g ≈ 200 seeds

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2 g

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Geographical Origin

Direct sow no more than 1/8” deep late fall to overwinter plants for early blooms, or very early spring. Germination in 10-14 days. Prefers full sun. Perennial in some areas. Will self sow.

Seed Saving

Collect seeds from pods before they shatter. Sift and winnow to clean. Finish air-drying if necessary before sealing in airtight container. Some cross-pollination may occur. Isolate from other varieties of the same species by 1/2 mile.

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