Eschscholzia californica

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.

Varieties: 

Species Attributes

Height: 
12 
- 18 
in.
Life Form: 
Annual
Native or Introduced: 
Native
Precipitation: 
Low
Sun & Shade Tolerance: 
Full Sun
Elevation: 
ft.

Soil Texture

Coarse: 
Average
Moderately Coarse: 
Best
Medium: 
Average
Moderately Fine: 
Average
Fine: 
Not Adapted

Soil pH

Acidic: 
Not Adapted
Neutral: 
Best
Basic: 
Marginal
Seeding Rate: 
- 10 
PLS lbs/Acre
Pure Seed per Bushel: 
37.60 lbs.
Seeds per Pound: 
293,000
Germination Time: 
Days
Mycorrhizal Dependent: 
Yes
Bloom Color: 
Orange
Blooming Season: 
Spring
Summer