Eschscholzia californica (California poppy)

Drought tolerant; full sun. Cup-shaped orange flowers bloom early spring through summer along foothills and open grassy slopes. A widely adaptable annual species which establishes easily and readily reseeds. Highly recommended for inclusion in wildflower mixes or mass plantings along roadsides, borders, or waste sites.

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INFORMATION & ATTRIBUTES

Family: Papaveraceae

Duration: Annual/perennial

Growth Habit: Herb/forb

Native Status: Native

Growth Form:  Single crown

Mature Height: 14 in.

Bloom Color: Orange

Bloom Period: Late spring

Annual Precipitation: 8-18 in.

Drought Tolerance: Medium

Shade Tolerance: Intermediate

Elevation:

Wetland Indicator Status

Fire Resistance: no

Fire Tolerance: Low

Nitrogen Fixation:

SOIL ADAPTATION

Coarse Texture: No

Medium Texture: Yes

Fine Texture: Yes

Salinity Tolerance: None

CaCO3 Tolerance: Medium

pH Range: 5.8-7.5


SEEDING NOTES

Seeds per Pound: 270,000

Seeding Rate: 3-5 PLS lbs/acre

Season: Spring/Winter

Days to Germination:


VARIETIES & LOCAL ACCESSIONS

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