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California Poppy

Botanical Name
Eschscholzia californica
Hardiness
Zones 8 to 10, grown as annual elsewhere
Height
12 to 15 inches
Width
12 to 15 inches
Flowers
Summer: orange, yellow, pink, red, salmon, white
Light
Full sun
Soil
Well-drained, dry
Planting & Care
  • Good drainage is essential
  • Fertilizing will inhibit flowers
  • Deadhead to prolong bloom, but leave some for self sowing
  • Because it is difficult to transplant, it is best to propagate by seed
  • Sow seeds in the garden at the last frost
  • In zones 6-10, seeds may be sown in fall
Problems
Bacterial blight, leaf mold and powdery mildew have been reported.
Varieties
  • Thai Silk Series - silky, fluted flowers in a variety of bright colors, 10"
  • Mission Bells - semi-double flowers with ruffled edges; red, pink, orange and yellow; 6"
  • Buttermilk - cream flowers, blue-green foliage, 8-10"

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