ESCHSCHOLZIA californica 'Ballerina Mix' (California Poppy, Mixed with Crimped Petals - Ballerina Mix) is a specific cultivar of the California Poppy known for its unique flower form with crimped or ruffled petals. It is a mixed variety that produces flowers in a range of colors and has a charming and distinctive appearance.
'Ballerina Mix' typically grows to a height of 12 to 18 inches (30 to 45 centimeters), similar to the species. It has fern-like, bluish-green foliage, but the flowers stand out due to their crimped or ruffled petals. The petals have a delicate and textured appearance. 'Ballerina Mix' produces flowers in a variety of colors, including shades of orange, yellow, red, and cream. This variety blooms from late winter to early summer, typically from February to June. The flowers open during the day and close at night or during overcast conditions. They attract pollinators such as bees, butterflies, and other beneficial insects.
'Ballerina Mix' California Poppies prefer well-drained, sandy or loamy soils and full sun, similar to the species. They are commonly found in open grasslands, meadows, slopes, and along roadsides. In cultivation, they are suitable for wildflower gardens, rock gardens, and as ornamental plants in flower beds or borders. They are drought-tolerant and can tolerate poor soil conditions.
'Ballerina Mix' is valued for its unique flower form with crimped or ruffled petals, which adds an interesting and whimsical element to garden landscapes. The mix of colors provides a vibrant and varied display. It can be used as a mass planting, in mixed borders, or as accents in container gardens. It adds a touch of playfulness and charm to cottage gardens and informal settings.
Eschscholzia californica 'Ballerina Mix' is an eye-catching cultivar with its crimped or ruffled petals, offering a delightful mix of colors that adds a playful touch to garden landscapes.
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Scientific Name: ESCHSCHOLZIA CALIFORNICA
Common Name: BALLERINA MIX
Plant Type: Tender Perennials
Native Range: United States
Full Growth Height: 8-14 in
Width in Across: 12 in
Exposure: Full Sun
Blooming Season: Summer, Spring
Pollinators: Butterflies, Honeybees
Flower Color: Mixed, Pink, Yellow, Red, Orange
Tolerate: Deer, Drought
Water Requirement: Dry, Average
Soil Type: Sand, Loam, Clay
Uses: Driveways, Walkways, Beds, Borders, Containers