ESCHSCHOLZIA californica 'Ivory Castle' (California Poppy, White - Ivory Castle), known for its white flowers. It is a specific variety of the California Poppy that produces creamy ivory or off-white flowers instead of the typical orange or yellow colors.
'Ivory Castle' typically grows to a height of 12 to 18 inches (30 to 45 centimeters). It has delicate, fern-like blue-green foliage and produces numerous white flowers with a creamy ivory or off-white color. The flowers have four petals and a yellow or orange center. This variety blooms from late spring to early summer, typically from April to June. The flowers attract pollinators such as bees and butterflies.
California Poppies, including the 'Ivory Castle' variety, prefer well-drained, sandy or loamy soils and full sun. They are commonly found in meadows, grasslands, and along roadsides in their native range. In cultivation, they are suitable for wildflower gardens, rock gardens, and as ornamental plants in flower beds or borders. They are drought-tolerant and self-sow readily.
'Ivory Castle' is valued for its soft and elegant white flowers. It can create a serene and calming effect in the garden, especially when combined with other pastel-colored or contrasting flowers. It is a popular choice for cottage gardens, moon gardens, and mixed perennial borders.
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Scientific Name: Eschscholzia Californica 'Ivory Castle'
Common Name: California Poppy, White - Ivory Castle
Plant Type: Annual
Native Range: California
Full Growth Height: 12-18 inches
Zone: 8 to 10
Exposure: Full Sun
Blooming Season: June, July, August, September
Attracts: Butterflies, Insects
Flower: Showy, Cut Flower
Flower Color: White Cream
Resistant: Deer, Drought
Water Requirement: Dry, Moderate
Soil Type: Well-drained, Loam, Sand
Soil pH: Alkaline, Neutral, Acid
Garden Uses: Prairie Planting, Cut Flowers, Wildlife Gardens