Belles California Poppy


Belles California Poppy

Eschscholzia californica
Bright colorful semi-double 2–3" silky orange flowers, occasionally yellow, rose-red or white. Not suited for bouquets since the petals quickly drop. The 8–9" tall plants are much favored for their heat and drought tolerance. This variety is commonly known as Mission Bells, an unfortunate name for a California Poppy, considering the painful history of Native peoples being forced into labor at the missions of California and then dying under the brutal conditions of colonial genocide. So we’ve started calling them simply ‘Belles.’ About 650 seeds/g.

5382 Belles
Item Discounted
A: 0.1g for $2.75   
B: 0.3g for $5.25   
C: 1.2g for $12.00   
D: 6g for $25.00   

Additional Information

California Poppies

Annual. The state flower of California is excellent for borders, rock gardens, bedding. Likes full sun. Do not transplant. Direct seed in May after soil has begun warming. Make succession plantings for blooms all summer.


All flowers are open-pollinated except where noted.

Days in parentheses after a variety indicate days to first bloom.

Germination Testing

For the latest results of our germination tests, please see the germination page.

Our Seeds are Non-GMO


All of our seeds are non-GMO, and free of neonicotinoids and fungicides. Fedco is one of the original companies to sign the Safe Seed Pledge.