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Californian poppy

Eschscholzia spp.

Full Sun
Light watering
Frost Hardy

8a

USDA zone

-12°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

30cm

Max

20cm

Min

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Californian poppy Overview

Eschscholzia is a genus containing roughly 12 hardy, annual species which produce poppy-like flowers. These are typically yellow, orange, pink or white, with 4 wedge-shaped petals. Foliage is divided and fern-like in appearance. This genus contains the cultivated and well-known species including Eschscholzia californica, which is the state flower of California and also known as the California poppy.

How to propagate Californian poppy

Seed

Seed sown outdoors in spring or early summer.

Special features of Californian poppy

Attractive flowers

Other uses of Californian poppy

Grown for their bright, poppy-like flowers. Suitable for rock gardens and gaps in paving. Suitable for coastal conditions.