California Poppy

Eschscholzia californica

California Poppy - Eschscholzia californica

Common Name: California Poppy
Genus: Eschscholzia
Species: californica

Dr J. F. von Eschscholtz was a naturalist and member of a Russian expedition to N.W USA last century.

Category: Annuals & Biennials
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Has interesting foliage

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 0.30 m (30 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sunSpread: 0.15 m (15 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: Orange
Foliage Colour: GreenFlowering Period: July & August

Soil Type: Sandy/Light or Chalky/Alkaline
Soil Moisture: Dry, well drained or Moist, but well drained

Annual with finely divided leaves. Produces many poppy like bright orange flowers in summer. Flowers are followed by long seed capsules. Self seed freely.


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