Eschschlozia Californica


Common Names: California Poppy


Family: Papaveraceae

Origin: California

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.