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Eschscholzia californica California poppy   Papaveraceae

Eschscholzia californica, California poppy


Eschscholzia californica, California poppy	This, the official floral emblem of California, has cup-shaped flowers that open out from gray-green feathery foliage into vivid shades of orange, bronze, yellow, cream, scarlet, mauve and rose. It flowers in spring with intermittent blooms in summer and fall (autumn); the flowers close on cloudy days. Of a rounded habit, it grows to 12 in (30 cm) high with a similar or wider spread.
Hardiness zone from 6 To 11
Cultivation: They thrive in hot, dry climates but will tolerate even severe frosts.
They do not like to be transplanted so should be sown directly into where they are to grow.
Grow in poor, very well-drained soil and deadhead regularly to prolong flowering.
Propagate from seed sown in spring.