Imagine what a sight it was for early explorers and settlers when they first laid eyes on the California hillsides massed with golden-orange flowers fluttering in the breeze. This drought-tolerant heirloom, the state flower of California, attracts pollinators and is an ideal plant for naturalized, wildflower areas.
Botanical Name: Eschscholzia californica
Native: North America
Hardiness: Perennial in USDA zones 8–10; usually grown as an annual.
Plant Dimensions: 6"–12" tall and wide
Variety Information: 2"–3" golden-orange, silky, saucer-shaped flowers with four delicate, paper-like petals.
Exposure: Full sun
Bloom Period: Spring to frost
Attributes: Attracts Pollinators, Deer Resistant, Drought Tolerant, Heat Tolerant