Californian poppy

Eschscholzia 'Fire Bush'

Californian poppy - Eschscholzia  'Fire Bush'

Common Name: Californian poppy
Genus: Eschscholzia
Cultivar: 'Fire Bush'

Category: Annuals & Biennials
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Makes good cut flowers, Has interesting foliage, Good for a rock garden

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 0.30 m (30 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sunSpread: 0.30 m (30 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: Red, Yellow
Foliage Colour: Blue/GreenFlowering Period: June to August

Soil Type: Normal/Loam or Sandy/Light or Chalky/Alkaline
Soil Moisture: Dry, well drained

  • Other features: ideal for the novice or young gardener

Masses of silky-petalled yellow-centred deep red flowers appear on top of the mounds of attractively divided blue-green leaves throughout summer creating an absolute riot of colour. These beautiful bi-coloured Californian poppies look great planted in bold drifts in an annual border, rock or gravel garden and are best planted in poor, well-drained soil in full sun. They make excellent if short-lived cut-flowers.

  • Garden care: Collect seed when ripe and store in a cool dry place until spring or simply let them set seed where they fall in autumn to provide another display in the following year.

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California Poppy - Eschscholzia californica

California Poppy
Eschscholzia californica