This extremely drought tolerant annual loves the sun and is easy to grow. The large, deep orange to golden flowers with darker centers and fine silver-green foliage are native to Mexico, California and southern Arizona. This is a vigorous species and is sometimes seen in vast drifts of brilliant color over hot and dry hillsides. The Mexican Poppy, or Eschscholzia mexicana, subspecies has a distinct darker center then the California species.
Rate: 1oz./150 sq.ft.
Bloom time: Mid March for native sites, spring through summer for cultivated gardens.
Packet wt.: 1 gm. (approx 500 seeds)
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