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California Poppy Golden West in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Eschscholzia californica 'Golden West'

 

California Poppy 'Golden West'

Eschscholzia californica is an ornamental plant which is the official state flower of California. Easy to cultivate and drought tolerant. The California poppy will self-seed. A plant that enjoys a sunny site with poor, well-drained soil. It produces single blooms that come in shades of orange, red, yellow or white, which are followed by long, curved seed-pods.

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plant Features
  • California Poppy Golden West likes full sun

    Full sun

  • California Poppy Golden West likes very little water

    Very little water

  • California Poppy Golden West is not frost hardy

    Not Frost hardy

  • California Poppy Golden West likes light and free draining

    Light and free draining

 
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plant information

Common name

California Poppy 'Golden West'

Latin name

Eschscholzia californica 'Golden West'

type

Annual

family

Papaveraceae

ph

5.0 - 8.0 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    California Poppy Golden West likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Frost

    California Poppy Golden West is not frost hardy

    Not Frost hardy

  • Soil

    California Poppy Golden West likes light and free draining

    Light and free draining

  • Water

    California Poppy Golden West likes very little water

    Very little water

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown California Poppy Golden West is 0.15meters x 0.60meters 0.15 M 0.60 M

Eschscholzia californica 'Golden West'

Eschscholzia californica is an ornamental plant which is the official state flower of California. Easy to cultivate and drought tolerant. The California poppy will self-seed. A plant that enjoys a sunny site with poor, well-drained soil. It produces single blooms that come in shades of orange, red, yellow or white, which are followed by long, curved seed-pods.


Planting

From Early Spring TO Early Spring

Great for growing in container pots. Will thrive in poor soil. Needs staking. Eschscholzia have a long taproot and dislike transplanting, so it is better to sow them directly outdoors where they are to flower. They do best in an open sunny open site as the blooms do not open in shade but will grow in most soils.

 
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