ESCHSCHOLZIA californica

Californian Poppy



Height: 6-12" (15-30cm)
Flowering Time: Summer
Flower Colour: White, cream, yellow, orange, red

Botanical Classification:


Angiospermae (Angiosperms)
Subclass: Dicotyledonae (Dicotyledons)
Superorder: Magnoliidae (Magnolia Superorder)
Order: Papaverales (Poppy Order)
Family: Papaveraceae (Poppy Family)
Genus: Eschscholzia (Eschscholzia)
Species: californica (californian)
Eschscholzia californica

Eschscholzia californica is a popular perennial usually grown as an annual. It is happy in dry, poor soil, where it produces small bushes of finely cut greeny-blue foliage covered in bright single or semi-double pleated poppy-like flowers throughout summer. If left in the garden over the winter, it will reappear in mild areas, but older plants can become leggy and trailing.


Harvesting and Growing from Seed:


Outside (8 days)

Seed Pod The seedpod is long and thin, with a point.

Seed The seeds are dull brown balls. There are many seeds in a pod.

Seedling The seedling is small, and the seedleaves are like pairs of thin needles.

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