The Lovely Plants

Beautiful Summer Bloomer for Gardens: California Poppy

Eschscholzia is a genus of beautiful, low growing, and easy to grow, summer flowering plants that are a treat to watch when in full bloom. Most species are self-seeding annual or perennial with very showy flowers of orange, yellow, golden and cream colors. The most popular of all species is Eschscholzia Californica also known as California Poppy.

California Poppy, Image from herbal-supplement-resource.com

How to Grow California Poppy

California Poppy is a bushy, low growing, annual bloomer. It is easy to grow and blooms from February to September. It is a perfect flowering plant for containers as well as gardens in warm and dry climate (it can withstand a little frost too). The plant prefers well drained soil, moderate watering and bright sunlight. Flowers are usually red, orange, yellow and sometimes bi-colored or double in summer.