Eschscholzia californica

California Poppy

This group of about 10 species of brightly colored poppylike flowers includes California's state flower, the California Poppy. All herbaceous, they produce clear sap and branch from the base. Fully hardy. Requires sun and grows well in poor, very well drained soil. Propagate by seed outdoors in spring or early autumn.
Eschscholzia californica, California Poppy
The bright orange or yellow blooms of California's state flower dot hillsides, brighten gardens, and line paths and roads all over the state from late winter to spring. In fall, plants go to seed and then often return in spring. Garden forms of California Poppy come in pink, rose, purple, as well as other colors.

Attributes - Eschscholzia californica

Plant Type: Ground Cover

Bloom Season: Late Winter through Late Spring

Flower Color: Orange, Purple, White, Yellow

Foliage: Deciduous

Height: 1 ft. to 2 ft.

Width: 1 ft. 6 in.

Sunlight: Full Sun, Partial Sun

Climate: Zones 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11

Notes: Thrives in Dry Climates, Hot Climates. Container Plants, Cut Flowers, Drought Tolerant, Long Blooming, Low Maintenance, Showy Flowers.

Related Plants

Eschscholzia californica 'Purple Gleam', Eschscholzia californica 'Red Chief', Eschscholzia californica 'Thai Silk Mixed'
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