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California Poppy (Eschscholzia californica). Another stunning Pacific Northwest native plant available at Sparrowhawk Native Plants Nursery in Portland, Oregon.
A bumblebee sleeps curled up inside the flower of California Poppy (Eschscholzia californica). Another stunning Pacific Northwest native plant available at Sparrowhawk Native Plants Nursery in Portland, Oregon.
A field of California Poppy (Eschscholzia californica). Another stunning Pacific Northwest native plant available at Sparrowhawk Native Plants Nursery in Portland, Oregon.

California Poppy

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Eschscholzia californica

Despite its name, the California Poppy's native range does indeed go north through Oregon and into Washington.  This stunning annual wildflower can reseed when happy. It provides pollen to, and are heavily visited by, our native bumblebees, sweat bees, and mining bees, as well as the European honey bee. Seed Packet contains approximately 200 seeds. 

  • Height: 6" - 16"
  • Width: 6" - 16" 
  • Canopy layer: ground cover
  • Light requirements: full sun
  • Moisture requirements: dry to moist soil

Sowing instructions: scatter seed on loose-weed free soil. Seed can be lightly raked in to increase seed-to-soil contact, but be careful not to cover the seed with more than 1/4" soil.

Recommend sowing between September and November or in March so that seeds will benefit from seasonal rains.  If sowing in April or May, seeds will benefit from supplemental water to encourage strong growth the first year. 

Source: Steele Acres Native Willamette Valley Seed

 

Photo Credit 1: "File:Kaldari Eschscholzia californica 01.jpg" by Kaldari is marked with CC0 1.0

Photo Credit 2: "Bumblebee in a california poppy" by regexman is licensed under CC BY 2.0

Photo Credit 3: "California poppy, Eschscholzia californica" by Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area is marked with CC PDM 1.0