California Poppy (Eschscholzia californica)
Sow outdoors in throughouly warmed, well-drained soil in full sun, late spring to summer. Sow seed thinly and evenly and barely cover with fine soil. Seedlings emerge in 10-20 days at 55-75F. Thin to stand about 12" apart when seedlings are 2" high. Blooms in spring, summer.
Wait until pods are dry and you can hear seeds rattling inside, but before they open. Store in cool, dry place. These will also reseed themselves!
Single flowers in rich orange color cover bushy plants from spring into summer. California state flower.