ESCHSCHOLZIA californica (California Poppy, Formula Mix) is a vibrant and iconic flowering plant native to the western parts of North America, particularly California. The 'Formula Mix' is a cultivated variety of the California Poppy that produces a mixture of flower colors and variations.
'Formula Mix' California Poppy typically grows to a height of 12 to 18 inches (30 to 45 centimeters). It has fern-like, bluish-green foliage similar to the species, and the flowers come in a mix of colors. The flower colors can include shades of orange, yellow, red, cream, and pink. The individual flowers have four petals and a distinctive yellow or orange center.
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. The vibrant blooms attract pollinators such as bees, butterflies, and other beneficial insects.
'Formula 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.
'Formula Mix' is valued for its varied and colorful display of flowers. The mix of colors provides an exciting and diverse visual impact in garden landscapes. It can be used as a mass planting, in mixed borders, or as accents in container gardens. The 'Formula Mix' offers the opportunity to create a lively and ever-changing flower display.
Eschscholzia californica 'Formula Mix' is a delightful and versatile variety that brings a mix of vibrant colors to garden landscapes, offering an ever-changing and visually appealing display.
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Scientific Name: ESCHSCHOLZIA CALIFORNICA
Common Name: FORMULA MIX
Plant Type: Tender Perennials
Native Range: US
Full Growth Height: 12-18 in
Width in Across: 12 in
Exposure: Full Sun
Blooming Season: Spring, Summer
Flower: Star-Shaped, Showy
Pollinators: Honeybees, Wild Bees, Butterflies, Sun
Flower Color: Mixed
Water Requirement: Dry, Moderate
Soil Type: Well-Drained Sand, Loam, Clay
Uses: Beds, Borders, Decoration Purposes, Fences