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Eschscholzia californica /California Poppy

Eschscholzia californica   / Eschscholzia californica
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Close-up image of striking flowers

Flowers and parsley-like foliage

A planting in full bloom in spring

Pink selection attest to the fact that not all California poppies are yellow or ornage

Orange selection

Contrast of orange flower and finely cut green foliage

Flowers and foliage

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Scientific Name: Eschscholzia californica
Common Name: California Poppy
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Height: 1-2 feet
Spread: to 1 foot
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: Orange
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist,
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Landscape Categories: Deer Resistant-Tolerant Plants
Plants for Xeriscapes
Comments: California poppies grows well in gardens with dry soil and lots of sun. The plant is a perennial grown as an annual.