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Eschscholzia caespitosa 'Sundew'

Family: Papaveraceae (pa-pav-er-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Eschscholzia (es-SHOLT-zee-uh) (Info)
Species: caespitosa (kess-pi-TOH-suh) (Info)
Cultivar: Sundew


under 6 in. (15 cm)

3-6 in. (7-15 cm)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade

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Bloom Color:
Pale Yellow

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall


Other details:
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping
Self-sows freely; deadhead if you do not want volunteer seedlings next season

Soil pH requirements:
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Patent Information:
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Propagation Methods:
From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall
From seed; sow indoors before last frost
From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:
Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

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Gardeners' Notes:

Positive saya On Jun 30, 2004, saya from Heerlen
Netherlands (Zone 8b) wrote:

Grows only 10 to 15 cm tall with small pale yellow flowers. The blooms close each night and on overcast days. The feathery foliage is attractive, too. Does not get floppy as E. Californica sometimes can do. It grows along my gardenpath.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Henderson, Nevada

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