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Eschscholzia californica

Common name California poppy, golden poppy
Family papaveraceae
Life cycle annual/tender perennial
Flowers yellow-orange
Size 18"
Light sun
Cultural notes ordinary garden soil

An annual in our garden. The bright-green frilly foliage is nice by itself, but of course the real show is the burst of golden flowers in late spring. After growing it last year, I hoped this would self-seed, but only one seedling volunteered. Luckily, we started some more with leftover seed. Now I just need to remember to collect seed when it ripens, to ensure an ongoing supply...

Eschscholzia californica

This plant used to grow in our garden, but it slipped away...

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Seed-starting details for this plant

  1. Seed from Pinetree order. Sowed outside mid-March. Good patch of seedlings a few weeks later.
  2. Seed for 'Purple Gleam' from '04 trade. Baggy 70F with light (24%G, 3-13d)

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