Californian poppies are hardy annuals, so you can sow them outdoors in spring and they will flower in the summer
- Sow in spring
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Californian poppy varieties are often bright yellow or orange in colour and will cheer up your garden.
Sow these seeds to flower in sunny position with well drained soil.
When to grow
Sow in spring for flowers in summer and early autumn.
What you need
A packet of poppy seeds
Plant label and pencil
How to grow
Fill the pot with seed compost almost to the top. Take a small pinch of seed and sprinkle over the top of the compost.
Add a light covering of compost over the seeds.
Water the seeds in (give them a drink of water) and cover them with the polythene bag.
Keep the seeds at a temperature of about 15°C (59°F). After they have germinated, remove the covering.
Transfer the seedlings to a cold frame. Keep the seedlings in a cool but light place and protect from slugs and frosts.
Plant the seedlings out in a sunny spot in the garden after the last risk of frost.