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Species Name: Eschscholzia californica
Common Name: California Poppy
- California's state flower, the CA poppy, with its bright orange blossoms, is one of our most recognizable annual wildflowers. Best grown from seed sown in fall at the start of the rainy season. No special care is needed, as they will usually germinate even in the poorest of soils with nothing more than rainfall. If planting from seedlings, be careful with sensitive roots and water occasionally until established.
- Plant Family: Papaveraceae
- Plant Type: Annual
- Height by Width: 1-2' H x 1' W
- Growth Habit: Clumping, upright
- Deciduous/Evergreen: N/A
- Growth Rate: Fast
- Sun Exposure: Full Sun
- Soil Preference: Adaptable
- Water Requirements: Drought-tolerant
- Cold Hardy to: 20 degrees F
- Flower Season: Spring
- Flower Color: Orange
- Distribution: Throughout CA up to 6,500'
- Natural Habitat: Grassy, open areas
- Care and Maintenance
- Bornstein, Carol, David Fross, and Bart O'Brien. California Native Plants for the Garden. Los Olivos, CA: Cachuma Press. 2005.
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