Eschscholzia californica mexicana
Mexican Gold Poppy
Poppy relatives with upward-facing, four-petaled yellow or orange blooms above finely cut foliage. Individual plants grow to about 1 1/2 ft. wide. Of the several species native to western North America and Mexico, E. californica is the most outstanding and the most widely used. All are drought-tolerant, but giving them summer water will extend their flowering season.
Native to Arizona, New Mexico, southern Utah, west Texas, Mexico. Plant grows to 8 in., has less finely divided leaves than California poppy.
These remain mild even after they ripen and change color. The group includes the big stuffing and sala...
Mediterranean native. Includes curly as well as broad-leafed endive (escarole), both of which form a r...
Flowers are bright orange-scarlet.