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Eschscholzia californica
Eschscholzia californica

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Zones 1-24, H1
Full Sun
Full
Regular WaterMinimal Water
Moderate, Minimal

Eschscholzia caespitosa

Papaveraceae
Annuals, Flowers

ESCHSCHOLZIA

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.

Eschscholzia caespitosa (photo courtesy of Annie’s Annuals & Perennials)
Eschscholzia caespitosa (photo courtesy of Annie’s Annuals & Perennials)

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Eschscholzia caespitosa

This annual is native to California and southwestern Oregon. Grows to about 6 in. high and wide, with threadlike leaves and bright yellow flowers. Use for edging or in containers. ‘Sundew’ has densely tufted growth and lemon yellow flowers to 1 in. across.

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