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  1. #1
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    Default California Poppy

    California poppy seems to be a great pollen source. The bees are gathering pollen on them every day.

    My daughter gave me some seed last year. They are a beautiful annual. I started them indoors in April because we can get spring frost as late as the middle of June here in New Hampshire. Next year i'll start a lot more.

    -Bob

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    We have California poppy here. Like you said the bees seem to like the pollen.

    I'm surprised it grows well in NH. Here it reseeds itself fairly well. You can also collect the seed from the pods for the next year. You have to get the pods before they split. Once they split, the seed gets scattered.

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    Default Calif poppy

    Hi BoBn

    the Calif poppy is hardy enough to tolerate our "hard" freezes here, with lows in the mid 20s for several hours.

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    Smile California poppy

    You might try the White Linen variety of the Calif. poppy.

    Regards,
    Ernie Lucas Apiaries
    Ernie
    My websitehttp://bees4u.com/

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    http://www.seedman.com/poppy.htm#7

    I didn't know there were so many kinds.

  6. #6
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    the traditional bright orange ones are the most well-recognized california poppies, and they're actually the california state flower as well =)

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