The well-known California Poppy - California's official state flower - is a lovely annual with lovely blue-grey spiky leaves and flowers that bloom abundantly in the summer. By frying the whole plant in olive oil and adding perfume, the Spanish-Californians make a highly valued hair oil that is certain to encourage hair growth. Throughout the British Empire, it is durable. Easy to grow quickly, Preferable for bedding and cut flower arrangements.
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Scientific Name: Eschscholzia Californica 'Carmine King'
Common Name: California Poppy, Rose - Carmine King
Plant Type: Annuals
Native Range: Western United States
Full Growth Height: 16 inches
Zone: 3 to 10
Exposure: Full Sun
Blooming Season: June to September
Flower Color: Red, Rose Pink
Water Requirement: Average, Low
Soil Type: Well-drained, Loam, Sand, Chalk
Soil pH: Alkaline, Neutral, Acid
Garden Uses: Summer Bedding, Cut Flowers, Rock Gardens