Common Names: California Poppy
Type: Annual or perennial
Size: 6-15 in. high and wide.
Flowers: Flowers range from pale yellow to deep orange, 2 in. wide, spring to summer; delicate tiny light-green narrow leaves.
Uses: Sunny slopes, along drives, dry fields, vacant lots, color accent, near oak trees, in heat. Fire resistive.
Wildlife: Birds like seeds. Deer resistant.
Soil: Sandy to medium well-drained soil.
Water: Low to medium; summer water extends bloom period.
Sun: Full sun.
Pruning: Trim off flowers regularly, otherwise plants go to seed and turn straw color.
Pests & Diseases: (None found.)
Notes: State flower of California. Sow seeds in fall in mild winter climates; spring in colder regions. Hardy to 10° F.