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Wind Poppy

Stylomecon heterophylla

Beautiful and rare wild poppy native to California. Along with its gorgeous appearance, the poppies have a lily like fragrance-a rarity for a poppy.

Seed Availability

Seeds are not available for the Wind Poppy. Please visit our seed store to view current selections. Seeds were last available in November 2017.


Short annual, growing to about 1-2ft. Naturally grows in grasslands and mountain foothills, so it can survive freezes. Will reseed itself. Flowers bloom off and on throughout spring and summer.


Hardy to frosts, but naturally grows during the warmer months.

Growing Environment

Grow in full sun. Protect from temperatures over 100F. Seems to do best in areas with mild water and cool to moderate temperatures.


By seeds.


Used as an ornamental.

Native Range

Native to California.

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Related Species

California Poppy
Eschscholzia californica
Horned Poppy
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Flemish Antique Poppy
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Florist Pod Poppy
Wind Poppy
Stylomecon heterophylla