California Poppy is a plant which belongs to the Eschscholzia genus.
Eschscholzia californica is a fast-growing annual that produces orange / red / white or yellow blooms in the summer.Blooms appear in these approximate colours: Canary yellow and Yellow Orange and Golden poppy. Leaves appear approximately as a Teal green colour. California Poppy grows as an annual and is a flower. Being an annual plant, it tends to grow best over the course of a single year. California Poppy normally grows with a mound-forming habit to a mature height of 30.0 cm (that's 11.7 inches imperial). This plant tends to bloom in early summer. Sunset Mix, Orange, Golden Values, Purple Gleam, and Single Mixed are some of the most popular varieties of California Poppy for home gardeners to grow.
United States is believed to be where California Poppy originates from.
As California Poppy is a low maintanence plant, it is great for beginner gardeners and those that like gardens that don't need much overseeing.
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Likes the spoil to be poor and a bit sandy. Doesn’t require much. Water when necessary. Want full to partial sun.
Deadhead regularly to ensure a long flowering period.Plant in a location that enjoys full sun and remember to apply water fairly sparingly. Zone 5 to 10 are typically the USDA Hardiness Zones that are appropriate for this plant (although this can vary based on your microclimate). Keep in mind when planting that California Poppy is thought of as half hardy, so it will need cloching or fleece protection when the temperature dips.
May be Winter Sown – sow seeds in mid-spring where you want them to flower.
These plants have been known to grow well alongside California Poppy so consider planting:
These plants will not grow well with California Poppy so avoid planting these within close proximity:
These problems, diseases and pests are known to affect California Poppy plants:
California poppies, golden poppy, golden cup, Kalifornischer Mohn (German), Pavot de californie (French), Amapola de California (Spanish), Guldvalmue (Danish).
Misspellings: Californian poppy, amapola californian