ESCHSCHOLZIA californica 'Carmine King' (California Poppy, Bi-Color Carmine King) is a specific cultivar of the California Poppy known for its rose-colored flowers. It is a charming variety that adds a soft and romantic touch to garden landscapes.
'Carmine King' 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 are a delicate rose or pink color. The 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. They attract pollinators such as bees, butterflies, and other beneficial insects.
Habitat and cultivation: 'Carmine King' 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.
'Carmine King' is valued for its soft and romantic rose-colored flowers, which create a gentle and enchanting atmosphere in garden landscapes. It can be used as a focal point in the garden, in mixed borders, or as accents in container gardens. The delicate color of 'Carmine King' pairs well with other flowering plants, creating beautiful and harmonious combinations.
Eschscholzia californica 'Carmine King' is a captivating cultivar with its rose-colored flowers, providing a soft and romantic addition to garden landscapes.
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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