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California Poppy
Scientific Name: Eschscholzia californica Cham.
Family: Papaveraceae
California Poppy (Eschscholzia californica)
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Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: All zones (as annual)
USDA: All zones (as annual)

Frost Tolerance: Hardy perennial in Phoenix, grown as annual in colder areas.

Sun Exposure: Full sun

Origin: Oregon to California, Arizona (USA)

Growth Habits: Perennial 8-12 inches tall, flowers to 2 inches diameter.

Watering Needs: Bloom lasts longer with some water

Propagation: Seeds sown in place in the fall.

This poppy is the state flower of California. It is an easy way to cover a desert landscaping area with bright yellow flowers. It was discovered by a plant-loving medical doctor on board a Russian ship.

Cultural Practices:
Fertilizing is not necessary, and excess fertilization will prevent blooming. Remove faded flowers to prolong bloom.

Propagation:
In Phoenix, sow in place from September to February. You can sow indoor at 60F (16C). The seeds should germinate in 10 to 12 days. Plant the seedlings before they are 4 weeks old because older seedlings will not transplant well. Space the plants 6 to 8 inches apart (15 to 20 cm)

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