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Escholtzia californica (Californian Poppy, Escholtzia)

Type Herbaceous flower, Bedding Plants & Tender Perennials, Deciduous, Flowering
Form Ground-Hugging Rounded Clump
Size Low Border / Edging / Ground Cover Plant (up to 50cm height)
Colours Orange Flowers (Summer), Medium green Foliage
Care Regular Maintenance Required - Tough Plant
Hardiness Half hardy, Drought Tolerant, Seaside Friendly, Tender Exotic
Growth Fast Growing Plant
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Strengths, Weaknesses & Design Usage

Strengths of Escholtzia californica:
  • Sun loving drought tolerant plant
  • All round tough plant suitable for problem areas
  • Suitable for container growing
  • Suitable for exposed coastal planting
  • Tolerates full sun and sandy, drought-prone soils
Weaknesses of Escholtzia californica
  • Invasive top growth
  • Tender exotic suitable only for very mild areas
Design & Plant Use for Escholtzia californica:
  • Summer flowering herbaceous plant suitable for border planting
  • Annual bedding plant ideal for quick seasonal colour
  • Tender exotic plant ideal for a sheltered urban garden in full sun


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Escholtzia californica (Californian Poppy, Escholtzia)