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Eschscholzia californica ssp. mexicana


Eschscholzia californica ssp. mexicana

California poppy blooming in November in Palm Springs, Ca



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I agree... so pretty :o)

29 Nov, 2012

 

smashing photo K !
Today our Welsh poppy ( Cambrica) is flowering despite heavy frosts recently. Fantastic all year plant in yellow & orange, sowed the rarer red form earlier as it needs a freeze to action germination.

29 Nov, 2012

 

Thank you Gudia and Terra for your comments.

Bampy, is Welsh poppy invasive where you live? I do not think (but not 100% sure) the California poppy needs a freeze to germinate. There are bare hills just before the entrance to Los Angeles valley called Grapevine and they turn orange in the spring...because of these little beauties. It is a beautiful site when driving North in April.

29 Nov, 2012

 

Meconopsis Cambrica (Welsh poppy ) gently self seeds in the most delightful way. Not invasive. We grow eschsholzia as annuals here in the UK, no freezing required.
Check out my photos page 1 & p9-10 there-abouts for welsh poppys in my garden. It's a 'must-have' perenial in my humble opinion.

29 Nov, 2012

 

They are so happy and cheerful looking. Great pictures Bampy.

30 Nov, 2012

 

Klahanie:

The California poppy does not need freezing temps to germinate. They grow wild here in San Diego where it never freezes.

1 Dec, 2012

 

Yes, I observed that in the past.

1 Dec, 2012

 

eye catching..........

28 Dec, 2012



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