BACK AGAIN FOR 2022!
Expect incredible waves of red-orange poppy flowers in late spring and early summer. This hardy plant can grow up high or down low, in the desert heat and the mountaintop. Stunning displays will reseed themselves easily. If you want to see some bees go crazy - sow poppies!
Sow seed in spring, no stratification necessary with this poppy and sow on the surface of the soil and gently press them in. You can sow these seeds in late fall or early winter as well.
Grows to 3', germinates in two to three weeks. Their roots do not like to be disturbed so plant them where you want them. You can also start them indoors 6-8 weeks before the last frost date.
I've seen old stands of these all over the Rockies, a glorious harbinger of Spring!