«Red Chief» - Organic Eschscholzia Seeds
Nothing brings more beauty and drama than brilliant red blooms! This California Poppy Red Chief grows easily from flower seeds and is a real viewing pleasure. Poppy Red Chief reaches 8-12 inches in height.
Organic Eschscholzia «Red Chief»Nothing brings more beauty and drama than brilliant red blooms! This California Poppy Red Chief grows easily from flower seeds and is a real viewing pleasure.
Poppy Red Chief reaches 8-12 inches in height and has blooms that are accented by a dark center and a vivid blend of red and orange. The attractive blue-green lacy foliage is offset by a slight purple tint. Grow red California Poppy seeds alone or with orange California Poppies for a wonderful naturalized landscape scene.
Start Poppy seeds directly outdoors in the early spring. Prepare the area by weeding and loosening the top 1 - 2 inches of soil. Sow the Poppy flower seeds and rake the soil covering the seed about 1/8 inch deep, and keep the soil moist until germination. Thin the Poppy seedlings to about 12 inches apart. Decrease watering after the plants begin to flower.
How to GrowMust be sown directly as they will not tolerate being transplanted. Sow after danger of frost has passed. Sow 1mm deep into prepared soil that has been raked to a fine tilth. Sow in short drills with rows 30cm apart. Germination takes 14-21 days at 20°C. Thin seedlings to 15cm spacing by early summer. Requires full sun, flowers will not open in the shade. Water well if dry. Should flower in the first year. Cut and come again variety. Cut flowers regularly to encourage growth and to prolong flowering window. Deadhead if you do not want it to self-seed.