Eschscholzia californica ssp. mexicana

Eschscholzia californica ssp. mexicana

Mexican gold poppy

Previous scientific name(s): Eschscholzia mexicana

Drought tolerant annual; full sunlight. Bright yellow orange flowers bloom February to May and are easily recognized in dotted patches on desert hillsides following warm, wet winters. A close relative of California poppy, this species is smaller, more drought hardy and yields flowers more yellow than orange.

Varieties: 

Species Attributes

Height: 
- 15 
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: 
- 5 
PLS lbs/Acre
Pure Seed per Bushel: 
38.40 lbs.
Seeds per Pound: 
850,000
Germination Time: 
Days
Mycorrhizal Dependent: 
Yes
Bloom Color: 
Yellow-Orange
Blooming Season: 
Spring