‘Mikado’ poppy with its saucer-shaped, bright orange-red flowers adds loads of color when planted in mass. Dramatic sun lovers; flowers open in sunlight and close on cloudy days and night. A heat and drought tolerant plant requiring little care, it often self-sows, providing years of beauty. A perennial in USDA zones 8-10. Plants grow up to 12″-18″ tall and wide and produce flowers that bloom spring to frost. Prefers full sun exposure. Botanical Interests’® Mikado California Poppy Seeds have been verified by The Non-GMO Project.
Outdoors: Sow 4-6 weeks before your average last frost date, when soil temperature is 50°–60°F, or early to mid-fall for bloom the following spring. In mild climates, sow in late summer to early fall for winter and spring bloom.
Indoors: Not recommended, as roots are sensitive to disturbance.