Needle & Threadgrass

Needle & Threadgrass "bails" after custom field collection in a native southern utah stand.


A Little Bit About Us

Great Basin Seed has a proud heritage in the Intermountain West seed industry. Our family lineage and business heritage are directly linked to the beginnings of reclamation, revegetation and wildlife habitat improvement.


Great Basin Seed
450 South 50 East
Ephraim, UT 84627

Contact Info

435.283.1411 (Office)
435.283.6872 (Fax)

Questions? Gives us a call at 435.283.1411 Monday – Friday from 8am – 5pm.

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California Poppy (Eschscholzia californica) is native to the United States and Mexico. It is the official state flower of California. Its native habitat includes California and extends to Oregon, Washington, Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico, Sonora and northwest Baja California. The Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve is located in northern Los Angeles County. At the peak of the blooming season, orange flowers seem to cover all 1,745 acres of the reserve. Other prominent locations of California poppy meadows include Bear Valley (Colusa County) and Point Buchon (San Luis Obispo County).

Despite being an annual the California Poppy is so prolific in seed production that it grows like a perennial. They are very easy to grow. Extremely drought tolerant and ideal for arid environments. Prefers full sun in light to sandy soils. They have been planted in most of the United States and have become established along roadsides, in empty lots, and other disturbed places. In mild-winter climates Eschscholzia californica will survive several years, resprouting each fall

The blooms of the California Poppy close each night at sunset or on dull days, then re-appear with the sun. Germinates in 15-30 days, should not be planted deeper that 1/16″. This flower can be found in most of our wildflower mixes.

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8 lbs. per Acre

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California Poppy

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