Californian Poppy Plant
It is the state flower of california.
Californian poppy plant. The california poppy is a member of the poppy family and somewhat distantly related to the opium poppy papaver somniferum. California poppy eschscholzia californica plant of the poppy family papaveraceae native to the southwestern united states and northern mexico. The lovely golden orange perennial is one of the first wildflowers to be cultivated in gardens. The california poppy eschscholzia californica is a naturally seeding colorful wildflower.
The golden poppy became known as the california poppy when the state of california adopted the flower as their state flower in 1903. California poppy colorful combinations. Work a shovelful or two of well aged manure or organic compost into the soil prior to planting to improve soil conditions and help promote abundant blooms. California poppy is a plant.
Depending on conditions california poppies flower from february to september in their native range. The california poppy is a study in contrasts. People use the parts that grow above the ground for medicine. It is cultivated as an ornamental plant flowering in summer with showy cup shaped flowers in brilliant shades of red orange and yellow occasionally pink.
However they are adaptable and will tolerate poor soil conditions and some drought. California poppies like rich fast draining soil ample water and plenty of sunshine. California poppies are often found in bright sunset tones with the most common color being. However upon picking you will discover that their beauty is fleeting as the petals fall to the ground before you can even get the plants to a vase.
It is native to california but has been transported to other areas of the country mechanically and agriculturally. The plants are vigorous and often grow in vacant lots and roadsides with no tending. Being native to hillsides sandy plains and other open areas of the mountainous. It has become naturalized in parts of southern europe asia and australia.
More varieties of california poppy.