Although members of the Eschscholzia genus are perennials they are usually grown as annuals in the garden.
These poppies can reach 30 to 60 cm in height and bear cup like flowers of yellow, orange or white from the middle of spring to the middle of summer.
They make good plants for growing in borders.
Common names for Eschscholzia include California poppy and Tufted Poppy.
California Poppy - Eschscholzia californica by MShade.
California poppy by Mikebaird
Common Names: California Poppy, Tufted Poppy, Frying Pans, San Benito Poppy.
Life Cycle: Hardy perennial grown as a hardy annual by gardeners.
Height: 4 to 24 inches (10 to 60 cm).
Native: North and Central America.
It is best to grow Eschscholzia members outdoors. When growing California poppies the seeds should be sown at about 6 mm in the autumn or after the last frost of spring.
The seeds usually take about three weeks to germinate.
They should be sown into an area that is sunny and has good drainage. California poppies like to grow in a soil that is average, so nothing special is required.
Once growing, Eschscholzia plants require watering in prolonged dry spells.
Extended blooming of the poppies can be had by removing the flowering heads once they have finished flowering.
The Eschscholzia genus consists 12 species.
Yes, Eschscholzia, also known as California Poppies, provide vibrant color in sunny, dry areas, making them great for drought-tolerant landscapes.
Eschscholzia californica (California Poppy) is most frequently grown by gardeners.
No, Eschscholzia flowers are not typically fragrant.
Eschscholzia prefers full sun and well-drained soil, making them ideal for sunny borders or rock gardens.
Currently, Eschscholzia is not considered invasive in the USA.
To remove Eschscholzia, pull out the entire plant, including roots, before it gets a chance to seed.
The Eschscholzia genus, commonly known as California Poppy, includes about 12 species of flowering plants native to the western United States. These annuals or perennials produce bright, cup-shaped flowers from spring to fall, typically in shades of orange or yellow.
Eschscholzia plants prefer full sun and well-drained soil. They can be grown from seeds, which should be sown in the fall or early spring. With their drought tolerance and vibrant colors, they are excellent for meadow gardens, rock gardens, or borders, and can also self-seed to create colorful drifts.