Poppy Seed Balls - Gift Box of 3
Poppy Seed Gift Boxes - a perfect gift from the Garden!
Three varieties of California poppies (Eschscholzia californica) - packed in a 5"x 5" box, sweetly trimmed exclusively for UCBG by friend of the Garden, Julie, at Wild Jules. A unique gift - for any gardener, nature lover or you!
Each gift box contains three packages of seed balls containing 10 seed balls each- one package of each variety, below:
California Poppy 'Orange'
California Poppy 'Red Chief'
California Poppy 'Ivory Castle'
What's a Seed Ball?
Seed balls are an ingenious way to distribute wildflower seeds. Seed is mixed with red clay and compost to provide a self-contained method of spreading native varieties. The ball protects the seed from birds. The seed cannot blow away. You can cast out on top of the soil (no digging and planting). Germination is triggered by temperature and moisture. The viable seed within the clay balls will wait patiently until their individual requirements are present. In the Western U.S, the timing of germination is usually mid-fall to early spring - temps are down and precipitation is up.
Seed balls are used in habitat restoration as well as in areas where unpredictable rainfall, thin or compacted soils, and rough terrain inhibit more conventional methods of cultivation. They are a simple and beautiful way to re-establish native wildflowers to most any environment.