Let's give a shout out to California! Anything that buoys the spirit is a good thing right now, and few floral displays are as pure as our state flower in bloom. Whether they're dotting the hillsides from afar, popping up on trails or even growing in highway medians, California poppies are here to bring cheer.
They are also the epitome of easy. Drought tolerant and deer resistant, adaptable to poor, dry soil, as well as rich, garden soil, they're the kind of over-achieving plants that look oh-so-good with minimal effort on your part. In fact, Cal Poppies live longer if you keep them on the dry side over the Summer and self-sow reliably for free plants. Super pollinator friendly, you'll often find bumblebees sleeping in the closed blooms if you get out into the garden early enough!
But the best thing? The BEST thing about these radiant poppies is the alchemy they create when mixed and matched with their fellow native Californian wildflowers or Mediterranean garden annuals. The possibilities are endless and the results – positively enchanting!
Coronavirus/Covid-19 Advisory as of April 2, 2020: Our 2.5 acre nursery remains OPEN at this time with permission from the Deputy Health Officer of Contra Costa County. You may visit our large, open-air environment which allows for 6' of social distancing but please be aware that we have implemented several important changes for the health and safety of our employees and customers. Please CLICK HERE for more information. DO NOT VISIT IF YOU ARE SICK OR EXPERIENCING ANY SYMPTOMS CONSISTENT WITH COVID-19.