ESCHSCHOLZIA californica 'Purple Gleam' (California Poppy, Purple - Purple Gleam) is a cultivar of the California Poppy, a flowering plant native to California, USA. This variety is notable for its vibrant, purple flowers, which bloom in the spring and summer.
Like other varieties of California Poppy, Purple Gleam is an easy-to-grow plant that prefers well-drained soil and full sun exposure. It is drought-tolerant once established and can self-seed, making it a popular choice for rock gardens, borders, and meadows.
The California Poppy has been used for medicinal purposes by Native Americans for its calming and pain-relieving effects. It is also the official state flower of California and has become a popular symbol of the state's natural beauty.
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Scientific Name: Eschscholzia Californica 'Purple Gleam'
Common Name: California Poppy, Purple - Purple Gleam
Plant Type: Annual
Native Range: United States (California Region)
Zones: 3 to 10
Full Growth Height: 16 inches
Spread: 6-12 inches
Exposure: Full Sun
Blooming Season: Spring to Fall
Attracts: Butterflies, Bees
Flower: Showy, Cut Flower, Edible
Flower Color: Purple, Pink
Water Requirement: Dry, Moderate
Soil Type: Well-drained, Loam, Sand, Chalk
Soil pH: Alkaline, Neutral, Acid
Garden Uses: Cottage Gardens, Cut Flowers, Summer Bedding